Planning Ahead after a Diagnosis of Dementia

April 5, 2019 —   April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. It is meant to draw attention to the importance of planning ahead for your end-of-life care. This is particularly important if you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s of other form of dementia. As there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or most other... Read More

The Current State of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

February 20, 2019 —   The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that more than 16 million Americans are providing unpaid care for people living with dementia. Last year, these caregivers provided more than 18 billion hours of unpaid care for their loved ones, valued at more than $232 billion. To put that number in perspective,... Read More

Creating a Happy Holiday Season for Your Loved One Living with Dementia

December 5, 2018 —   Holidays typically mean getting together with family and friends and spending time with those we love. If you’re caring for someone living with dementia this holiday season, you may be thinking about reducing your participation in social activities, either because you feel overwhelmed or you aren’t sure how your loved one would deal with... Read More

Creating Meaningful Communication with Someone Living with Dementia

September 20, 2018 —   Anyone who knows or cares for someone living with dementia understands that conversations can be challenging. Meaningful communication is often the first casualty of dementia. People living with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia may be living in a completely different time or place than those around them. Or they may forget what they’ve... Read More

How to Deal with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

July 5, 2018 —   Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia is almost always a devastating event – one that more than 7 million people around the world face every year. Both the patient and their family members are now faced with an uncertain future. Amidst the fears and anxiety, it may be hard... Read More

How to Celebrate Your Mom on Mother’s Day When She’s Living with Dementia

May 7, 2018 —   Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Millions of Americans will be making brunch reservations, buying and sending flowers, and buying presents for their moms. But for someone whose mother is living with dementia, finding an appropriate way to celebrate the day may be a challenge. The day may no longer have any meaning... Read More

Holiday Entertaining when Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

December 5, 2017 —   Caregiving is a demanding role and, too often, caregivers sacrifice their own needs and wants to ensure their loved one is safe and secure. But it’s important for caregivers to maintain their own health routines and continue to feed their spirit, including connecting with family and friends. The holidays are often a time when... Read More

Coping with the Challenges of Caring for Someone Living with Alzheimer’s

November 7, 2017 —   November is National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. This is the perfect time to explore ways people caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s can ensure they can maintain their own health and sense of well-being. Anyone who has the responsibility of caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s can... Read More

Alzheimer’s May Be Preventable

September 20, 2017 —   Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day. The statistics remain grim. And there is still no cure in sight. But there is hope. A team of experts created a bit of a stir this year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference when they declared that one-third of all cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle... Read More

Physical Activity May Be Able to Protect the Brain from Alzheimer’s

June 20, 2017 —   Most people are aware of the benefits of regular physical activity. Not only does exercise help maintain a healthy weight and keep a body strong and fit, it has been shown to decrease your risk for a number of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis, just to name a few.... Read More