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Alzheimer’s Association Offers Winter Safety Tips to Prevent Wandering

Sixty percent of those with Alzheimer’s disease will wander at some point during their diagnosis. This is a significant safety concern for the more than 230,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Illinois. In cold temperatures and winter weather conditions, wandering can be dangerous – even life-threatening. As the weather becomes inclement it is important to […]

Program helps caregivers of those with dementia

It’s been called the Silver Tsunami — the coming wave of older adults — and it’s already leading to an increase in Alzheimer’s and related dementia diagnoses. Naturally, there is also an increase in the associated burden on caregivers.

Already 11 percent of South Carolinians 65 and older have been diagnosed — nearly […]

LEND A HAND: Free class offers tips for dementia caregivers

A free nine-week class will provide tips for people who care for family members with dementia.

The certified “Stress-Busting Program” class, offered by the Area Agency on Aging of West Alabama, will begin March 2 at Caring Days Adult Day Care, 943 31st St. E.

The class will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. each Monday […]

Alzheimer’s Q&A: What are some brain conditions that can cause dementia?

Brain tumors and subdural hematomas are two brain conditions with symptoms very similar to dementia in that they can cause memory impairment, difficulty in communication, poor concentration, personality changes, problems performing routine tasks, social withdrawal and disorientation.

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Shining light on Alzheimer’s

The Lantern at Morning Pointe is an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence for Memory Care.

“We specialize in providing more options for our seniors who have Alzheimer’s and other related dementia,” Executive Director Cheryl Stephens said. Stephens explained that there are many different types of dementia, but Alzheimer’s is the most common. But even though Alzheimer’s […]

Remembering caregivers on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be an especially difficult time for those caring for a spouse or partner living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, as well as for the person living with the disease. It also is a reminder that sometimes love may be the motivation that keeps a care partner going on a difficult […]

SENIOR SCENE: Tools for caregivers

It seems I am spending more and more time researching caregiver resources, sharing caregiver information and offering tips and this reality is directly related to the fact across Ontario there are 3.3 million caregivers. That’s 3.3 million ordinary people including children and youth who are caring for family members, partners, friends and neighbours, who have […]

Fall prevention strategy for seniors: Exercise and home-proofing

The family tragedy often unfolds something like this — Cousin Lily, who’s 88, falls at home in August and enters the hospital with a broken hip. By Thanksgiving, Lily is gone; dead following complications.

People sometimes don’t realize that Lily could still be living and that older people, in general, can increase their odds of […]

Savvy Senior: Monitoring solutions for loved ones with dementia

Dear Savvy Senior,

My husband, who lives at home, has dementia and I worry about him wandering off and not being able to get back. Can you recommend some monitoring technology devices or any other solutions that can help me keep tabs on him?

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Traveling with dementia is easier with unique services

My parents dreamed of travel before they retired and were fortunate to live their dream for many years. Sadly, my mom has now developed dementia. She’s still in the early stages and can enjoy life with a few adjustments, but Dad still insists that they travel.

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