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Winter safety tips for caregivers

Tips on How You Can Keep a Loved One Safe in Subzero Temperatures

As the cold ensues in western Wisconsin, those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia should be on notice that snow, extreme temperatures and early darkness present challenges. Caregivers may be unsure how to best prepare for these […]

How has Alzheimer’s impacted your health, as a caregiver?

Every day baby boomers increasingly take on the responsibility as primary caregivers for their parents. That role of caregiver is an important one. They need your help physically, emotionally and legally.

And when Mom or Dad is living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, your health may be suffering as well.

You don’t hear a lot of […]

What you need to know about Alzheimer’s

Imagine slowly forgetting who you are, the life you lived and the people closest to you.

That’s the reality for at least 70,000 New Zealanders who live with Alzheimer’s disease.

While a cure any time soon is unlikely, there is plenty we can do to help slow the progression of this unsettling and unfortunate disease.

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People living with dementia will be able to stay locally for longer

One of those facilities is Llys Cadfan which has provided an element of dementia care since 2009, and the latest development means that the home now provides care for up to 15 people living with dementia. Following further investment from the council, we have been able to recruit additional staff and are in the process […]

“You feel really isolated – like you are the only one’ – the dementia cafes helping patients and their carers live well with the disease

To help address the growing problem, organizations across the city are being encouraged to work together to improve the care and support received by people living with the disease or caring for someone with it.

With this is mind, the NHS in Sheffield has created 13 commitments – currently in draft form – which have […]

Care home uses pies to help residents with dementia

The smells, tastes and sights of one of the nation’s favourite dishes were used as part of an active minds session at Halton View Care Home in Sadler Street, Widnes.

Staff organised the activity to coincide with National Pie Day, when they asked residents to remember their favourite ingredients.

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Day care for adults with dementia coming to Whatcom County

A lifetime of memories is fading for Dennis Barnes.

Diagnosed with dementia three years ago, the 85-year-old Boeing retiree knows he is in for a battle — like the time he drove home and didn’t remember how he got there.

“That was a scary moment,” said Barnes. “I thought, wait a minute. I did that […]

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Offers Tips To Prevent Wandering During Extreme Cold

Subzero temperatures and wind chill warnings are dangerous conditions for anyone, but people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are often at greater risk because of the potential for wandering.

Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. A person with Alzheimer’s may not remember his or her name or address and can become […]

How to handle winter weather with Alzheimer’s Patients

Winter can bring about additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Snow, extreme temperatures and early darkness are just some of the season-related changes caregivers need to navigate when caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association program specialist Amanda Brophy spoke with KTIV’s Matt Breen about what caregivers can do to […]

Clinical Trial Seeks to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s, Delay Effects from Disease

What if solving brain games and puzzles on a computer could reduce the chances of developing dementia such as Alzheimer’s or delay the debilitating loss of function associated with the disease?

That’s the question researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) are seeking to answer through a pioneering new study that will test a […]