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Alzheimer’s Association to host virtual program on coronavirus

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is hosting a free virtual education program, COVID and Caregiving, at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The program is for all those who care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including family caregivers, home health aides and those who work in long-term care facilities. It will cover […]

People Caring For Loved Ones With Dementia See New Challenges In A Pandemic

It’s not just parents of young children trying to balance caregiving with other responsibilities during this pandemic. People whose loved ones suffer from dementia are also finding themselves under increased stress. Adult day centers are closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Tips for dealing with elderly driving parents with dementia

A Freeport family recently faced a frightening situation when their elderly mother with Alzheimer’s drove to do an errand and didn’t return home.

They reported her missing to Freeport police which then launched their procedures in such a situation. Thankfully the mom was located later that night but was found south of Rockford only after […]

Care for the Alzheimers caregiver: Adjusting to a ‘New Normal’

Of all the challenges you may experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps one of the most arduous is that of being a caregiver. The pandemic is adding another layer of stress to your daily responsibilities.

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Wednesday: Caring For People With Dementia In A Pandemic

It’s not just parents of young children trying to balance caregiving with other responsibilities during this pandemic. People whose loved ones suffer from dementia are also finding themselves under increased stress. Adult day centers are closed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Many therapists and other support staff no longer offer in-person visits. And people […]

Senior advocate: Help for loved ones with dementia is available even with stay-home orders

QUESTION: I take care of my husband at home who has dementia, and I think he is bored. Do you have suggestions on how I can keep him busy?

ANSWER: The stay-at-home orders have been stressful for all of us, but this can be especially heightened for someone with dementia. Maintaining […]

Wearing Face Masks Can Be A Struggle For Those Who Suffer From Alzheimer’s, Dementia

Staff at one of Colorado’s Veteran Living Communities are facing new hurdles when it comes to protecting residents and controlling the spread of COVID-19. The Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons in Aurora is home to 137 veterans.

The Colorado Department of Human Services said as of Thursday, nine residents had died from complications related […]

New online support group for family carers of people with dementia

THE Alzheimer Society of Ireland has launched a new online support group for family carers of people with dementia to help alleviate the increasing pressure points on family carers, such as loneliness, social-isolation, fear, stress and anxiety, during the Covid-19 public health emergency.

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CONSIDER THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND OTHER 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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Dementia adds anguish during COVID-19 quarantine

Sam and JoAnn Reck are known around Florida Presbyterian Homes as Romeo and Juliet.

Thrice a week, the couple enacts a variation on the immortal balcony scene from Shakespeare’s tragic romance — with some obvious contrasts.

These lovers are not daringly young but decidedly mature — Sam age 89 and JoAnn age 86. Their assignations […]