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5 Ways To Help Patients With Dementia Enjoy Life

It’s  the illness that Americans fear most — more than cancer, stroke or heart disease. The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer’s reflects this. People “fade away” and are tragically “robbed...

Caregiving and Women

The responsibilities of caring for someone with dementia often fall to women. Approximately two-thirds of caregivers are women. More specifically, over one-third of dementia caregivers are daughters. It is more common for wives to provide informal care...

How to talk to a loved one about memory loss

It can be one of the most difficult conversations you’ll ever have. And one of the most important. When a loved one begins to struggle with memory loss, you can’t help but worry. Soon, others...

Living – and thriving – with a dementia diagnosis

The change became apparent to me one morning when I got into my car and realized I didn’t know how to get to my dentist’s office. I had been his patient for years,...

Grieving for your loved one before they’re gone

Watching someone you love slowly withdraw from the pleasures of life, from relationships formed and hardly aware of her surroundings, let alone her granddaughter; this has impacted me more than I thought possible....

Sense of touch could trigger memories and reduce agitation in dementia residents

A national care provider is supporting pioneering artistic research that explores how the sense of touch can promote stimulation and emotional connection in dementia care. Working in collaboration with leading arts collective, Invisible Flock,...

Caring For A Parent with Dementia – What you can do to stay in the game

In The Unites States and Canada, about 16 million family members and friends are looking after people with dementia dedicating themselves to a staggering 18.5 billion hours of care. If you happen to be one...

When Mom is Difficult

Relationships between mothers and adult children can be challenging on the best of days, but when a mother gets dementia, that relationship can become downright difficult. In part, because of the well-known cognitive symptoms of...

Caregivers need to be aware of burnout danger

When one is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, chances are they are acutely aware of all of the details of that individual’s care.   They know what medication has...

Helping dementia patients recall grandchildren’s names

A novel telemedicine speech therapy program for people with language problems due to dementia significantly improved their ability to recall words they had “lost,” reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. One woman could once again identify the...

3 Controversial Decisions Alzheimer’s Caregivers Must Face

1. Should the Person Stop Driving? Sooner or later driving becomes a problem for all people with Alzheimer’s. There are usually many warning signs that it is no longer safe for them to be...

What to expect when you’re expecting to become a dementia caregiver

“I just can’t imagine what you’re going through.” It’s not...

Impact on daughter and daugter-in-law caregiver

One caregiver relationship that has been neglected in caregiver depression research is the daughter-in-law. Compared with Western countries, in which those who are closer in familial relationships such as the spouse or child usually take...

Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia

As a geriatric psychiatrist, I find that people often have a difficult time talking about mental health and aging even here in Western Colorado, where we have one of the fastest...

7 Signs a Dementia Caregiver Needs a Break

If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you’ve probably experienced some rewarding moments as a caregiver. But the challenges of providing care for someone with dementia can become overwhelming. Despite how much you love the...

10 Tips for Dementia Caregivers

It can be very distressing when a loved one develops dementia – a condition which affects around 850,000 people in the UK (with rates on the rise). And often, when a close relative, spouse...

When Mom Resists her Alzheimer’s Care

It is difficult to rely on another person for basic needs. Your mom is most likely very resistant to the care you give her because she suffers from anxiety and is so fearful of losing control of...

Importance of touch in the care of an Alzheimer’s patient

The very first sense we acquire is the sense of touch. We rarely consider how much or how little time we spend providing touch that is not part of the daily routine care for individuals with Alzheimer’s...

Can You Stop An Aging Parent From Self-Neglect At Home?

Adult children see their parents aging and losing the ability to manage their lives as they once did. They are not taking care of themselves. It is a cause of alarm, but can anyone stop...

Art skills emerge in Alzheimer’s patients

A new study has shown Alzheimer’s disease can unlock artistic abilities the patient never knew they had. Australian scientists have confirmed anecdotal evidence that creative skills such as painting, drawing or singing, which were not...

Health-eBrain study to launch phase II

BrightFocus Foundation, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, AnthroTronix, and Mindoula, have launched Phase II of the Health-eBrain Study, investigating the impact the Alzheimer’s caregiving experience has on brain and behavioral health. The announcement will be made at...

Pain perception altered in Alzheimer’s disease

Pain perception has been found to be altered in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The study found that Alzheimer’s disease may change a person’s ability to experience pain or recognize that they are in...

Alzheimer’s Dementia and a World in Denial

Ronald Reagan’s last letter to the American people, penned with his own hand in November, 1994, went directly to the point; “My Fellow Americans, I have recently been told that I am one of...

Dogs improve quality of life for dementia patients

Preliminary findings of a study conducted by Dogs 4 Dementia have found that canines dramatically improve the lives of patients with the disease. Along with improved activity levels, early findings from the government-funded project run by...

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