May 20, 2019

Are Memory Issues a Cause for Concern?

  Janet was walking her dog and ran into a neighbor. She started to say “hello” and then realized she couldn’t remember the woman’s name.   We’ve all experienced something similar to the example above. And as we grow older, these kind of episodes may become more common. As you age, you may find it... Read More
April 5, 2019

Planning Ahead after a Diagnosis of Dementia

  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
February 20, 2019

The Current State of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

  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
December 5, 2018

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

  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
September 20, 2018

Creating Meaningful Communication with Someone Living with Dementia

  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
July 5, 2018

How to Deal with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

  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
May 7, 2018

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

  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
December 5, 2017

Holiday Entertaining when Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

  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
November 7, 2017

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

  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
September 20, 2017

Alzheimer’s May Be Preventable

  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