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Consider the financial impact of dementias during tax season

The impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias goes far beyond health. The costs associated with Alzheimer’s can be staggering for families, with average out-of-pocket costs for health care and long-term care services not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance exceeding $10,000 annually.

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Disaster preparedness tips for families facing dementia

Disaster situations, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards or forest fires, can have a significant impact on everyone’s safety, but they can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with dementia.

It’s important for caregivers and families to plan ahead for disaster situations so injuries can be prevented and a person living with the disease can […]

COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll On People With Dementia — Even Those Who Survive

In a wing for suspected coronavirus patients in a southern California hospital, 81-year-old Judy Putnam was alone and disoriented.

She went into the hospital for a routine kidney stent replacement. Two caregivers in her nursing home already tested positive for the coronavirus, but no one suspected Putnam was sick, perhaps because […]

‘Heightened challenges’: How the pandemic impacts caregivers

Millions of people around the world care for loved ones who live with a disability or chronic condition. This role can sometimes take a toll on mental health, but what is the impact on caregivers during a pandemic?

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Focus on Feelings when Caring for Loved Ones at Home

The cognitive challenges that diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia present can make caregiving difficult. Today, Kristie Annis of Commonwealth Senior Living offered practical advice on how to approach everyday struggles.

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Nonprofit organization helps families care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s during pandemic

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s is difficult and demanding, but is even more difficult during this pandemic. With the extra precautions people are taking, help is not readily available for the vulnerable population.

“I feel like I have a toddler. I basically do. I can’t leave him anymore he will wander off. He […]

Living With Alzheimer’s: COVID-19 Proves To Add More Challenges For Patients & Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for patients with Alzheimer’s or those struggling with memory loss.

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Coping with Dementia: COVID-19 has changed the conversation

When social distancing began in response to COVID-19, I, and other dementia practitioners, could no longer facilitate support groups for the care partners of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Previously, I had conducted two support groups per month, but these had to be canceled and hastily reorganized as virtual meetings through […]

Dementia intensifies loneliness and loss for seniors in pandemic, says caregiver

Living with dementia during a global pandemic isn’t easy.

Luckily, there’s many ways individuals can help seniors battling cognitive decline cope during these difficult times, said Mandi Strickland, client care coordinator for Home Instead.

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App promises to improve pain management for dementia patients

University of Alberta computing scientists are developing an app to help health-care staff assess and manage pain in patients with dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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