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Alzheimer’s Foundation of American offers caregivers tips ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Do you know how to protect your loved ones with Alzheimer if a natural disaster would strike the area?

Alzheimer’s Foundation of American (AFA) has created an emergency preparedness checklist for Alzheimer’s caregivers in the case that a storm would strike their area.

Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO says “Floridians are bracing […]

Alzheimer’s care isn’t working; here’s what is

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

These statistics are painful but an inevitable reality, although at times it may seem as if there are several facilities and certified caretakers […]

Alzheimer’s Care: Helping Your Loved One Live Comfortably with Alzheimer’s

Discovering that you’ll be in charge of your loved one’s Alzheimer’s care may feel overwhelming at first. As their caregiver, you may feel stressed as you anticipate what challenges the disease will bring you and your loved one. However, you can ensure that the care you provide them allows your loved one to live […]

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association August 2019 issue

The August issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association includes a new perspective from the National Institute on Aging on “paradoxical lucidity,” or moments of stunning clarity, in dementia. The commentary is in response to a previously published online paper that is also included in the print issue of the journal […]

New state law creates advocate for Alzheimer’s caregivers, patients

New group forming for dementia caregivers

If you’re a caregiver for someone with dementia, or know someone who is, you may be interested in a new discussion group called “Finding Meaning and Hope.” They will be starting in Parker in early September.

“Finding Meaning and Hope” is described as a discussion series for those struggling with caring for someone with dementia.

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Spending time with a loved one who has dementia

“They say you have seven to eight years from diagnosis to death with early onset and that’s pretty much what we got,” she says.

For the last two years of her life, Lucy’s mother Moira was in a care home as her needs were too much for the family to handle at home.

“The last […]

How the power of sport can help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients

My father was, by then, deep in the fog of Alzheimer’s. He’d put aside forever the paperback novels, the Ludlums and the Van Lustbaders, that once seemed to grow out of his armchair. His glasses case long since gathering dust on the sideboard. Still, I decided to take a chance. I’d written a […]

Alzheimer’s Association provides care consultations for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Alzheimer’s disease has been known as the “long goodbye.” From early-onset diagnosis to end of life care, family members and friends of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia often wonder where they can turn to help.

Lisa Waxam and her family received help from the Alzheimer’s Association in St. Louis. Her husband, a Vietnam veteran, was […]

MORE AMERICANS HAVE DEMENTIA. THIS IS HOW MASSAGE CAN HELP.

Because I am a massage therapist who has worked primarily with elders, this scene is familiar and heartbreaking.

Another 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, according to the American Association of Retired Persons, so it is also a scene likely to occur more often every day in massage therapy offices.

More than five million Americans […]