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Coping with Dementia nonprofit trains caregivers through local churches

A local company that trains families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia has made its training free to churches in eight Florida counties, including Citrus, Hernando and Pasco.

In August, about 40 members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and residents of Wesleyan Village took the two-hour ABCs of Dementia […]

We must spend more on research into dementia

EARLIER this summer, to mark its 70th anniversary, the Prime Minister announced a much-needed £20billion cash boost for the NHS. Yet today this newspaper reveals that the biggest medical emergency of our times – the scourge of dementia – is severely underfunded. Surely a large chunk of that £20billion should have gone into research?

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin works to serve African-American community Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance

Alzheimer’s Disease is more prevalent among African-Americans than other races, and a local non-profit is working to serve that community.

Barbara McKinney, Diversity Coordinator with the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin joins NBC15’s John Stofflet to tell us more about how the Alliance is working to serve those in the African-American community battling Alzheimer’s […]

Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: ‘We’re going to face a huge crisis’

Joan Griffin has a warning for us: It’s coming.

Griffin, an associate professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, said the silver tsunami heading our way will bring with it a caregiving crisis. As our population ages, families will be challenged to take responsibility for care that was once […]

Partnership Provides Services for Seniors with Dementia

At the Golden Corner Respite Care program in Seneca, Clemson doctoral student Caitlin Torrence sat next to a woman with Alzheimer’s who rarely spoke. Torrence began humming Christmas music, and for the first time, she heard the woman’s voice as she sang the words to the song.

Torrence and Clemson’s Institute for Engaged Aging director […]

Watch: Living with vascular dementia

“I’m 62, I’m five foot eight, I have two arms, two legs and a head, and I also have dementia. It doesn’t define me and nor should it ever do so.”

These are the words of Wayne Eaton, a former IT manager and business lecturer, who had a heart attack in 2004 at the age […]

People with dementia encouraged to hang up the keys

When people with dementia hang up their car keys, the sudden loss of mobility can have devastating effects.

The University of Queensland School of Psychology’s Dr. Theresa Scott said the CarFreeMe program was designed to help make the transition easier.

“Mobility impairments and loss of driving may lead to people becoming isolated and house-bound, and […]

There is No Cure For Dementia, But Many Strategies

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, it can be overwhelming. Suddenly, the retirement you had planned is derailed and a new plan is necessary.

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are things you can do to make the most of the present and navigate […]

How to Choose Alzheimer’s Care

Fortunately, there are many options when it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia care centers, though it can be difficult to determine one center’s level of care over another.

If you find yourself in the difficult situation of having to place a loved one in an Alzheimer’s center, look for these features to find the perfect […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Prevention, treatment and help for patients

Dr. Michael Rosenbloom, Clinical Director of the HealthPartners Center for Memory and Aging, sees the impact Alzheimer’s has on those diagnosed.

“(Alzheimer’s) has a significant impact. First, you have to get by the stigma because, to some extent, any disease that compromises memory – you know – the memory is kind of part of who […]