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We’re not prepared for the coming dementia crisis

Ann Norwich is director of the Adult Gerontology Nursing Practitioner Program and an assistant professor of nursing at York College of Pennsylvania. She is also a practicing nurse practitioner in the palliative care field.

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A DAY FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS: COPING WITH TRANSITION

November is Family Caregiver Month, a nationally recognized time to focus attention on the more than 65 million family caregivers who assist an older adult or other loved one with various activities of daily living throughout the year. To celebrate these individuals and provide them an opportunity to reenergize, network with professionals, and learn from […]

How to help care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase to nearly 14 million by 2050. Aside from the disease’s burden to the patient, it also impacts family caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, accounting […]

Healthy Living: Alzheimer’s Memory Test

Alzheimer’s disease is hard to detect early.

Changes in the brain may start long before symptoms become apparent.

In Healthy Living, see how results of a new study show that a memory test may tell doctors who is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s years in advance.

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Dementia: Do you know someone who has it?

Dementia is not a specific disease, but a syndrome, a group of symptoms, that according to the National Institute on Aging cause “the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities.” Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Others […]

Caregivers Corner Q&A: How to deal with multiple people caring for a loved one

In this segment of Caregivers Corner, Kaylee and Nicole answer questions and offer advice to those who are dealing with multiple people caring for their loved one.

The three questions they will answer are:

“How to effectively deal with siblings who have recently stepped into a caregiving situation and changed the dynamics previously in place […]

For Caregivers: Senior Resource Fair and Dementia Care Workshop

“We understand caregivers face a great number of challenges — especially working caregivers,” said Elder Care Specialist Terri Weber with UK Human Resources.

The resource fair provides an opportunity to connect face-to-face, and in one place, with a variety of organizations across Central Kentucky. Whether needed for future reference or now, resources represented at the […]

New app launched in Singapore as a one-stop resource for dementia caregivers

At the Mental Health Awareness Singapore Learning Series “Healthy Mind , Better Life” Seminar organised by charity group Brahm Centre held on 25th October, Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, announced the launch of the Dementia Friends mobile app. The app allows users to easily access information about dementia, receive updates […]

Got a Minute?: Hope and help available for caregivers

The poem, “Yes, I’ll Cry” by Jerry Ham speaks to the millions of caregivers who witness Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other chronic diseases steal away their loved ones. His words speak of the pain, loss, and daily strife that comes with caretaking for a loved one day in and day out.

If statistics run […]

Caregivers Corner: Dementia affects how patients can communicate pain

Dear Mary, You recently wrote something about a person with dementia not understanding when they have pain. How can that be?

Dear Reader, For many years, it was believed that individuals living with dementia could no longer feel pain due to the brain damage caused by the dementia. Now we realize that individuals with dementia […]