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Dementia Caregivers Struggle With Their Mental Health Amid Pandemic

Every day, David and Linda German flip through the photos documenting their wedding day and the life they’ve built together over their 29 years of marriage — a milestone they celebrated in May.

David is as enamored with his wife as ever, acting as her main caregiver through her Alzheimer’s diagnosis at 62.

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24/7 help and online resources for patients and families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s important to remember that help is always available. Meghan Lemay joins us with advice for caregivers.

The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter is offering education programs online amid the COVID-19 outbreak. All online programs can be found at communityresourcefinder.org.

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How to avoid caregiver burnout

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County

Stress can wear out caregivers if they do not lighten their loads. Caring for an aging or sick relative is not always so easy. In addition to the physical demands of caring for such loved ones, tending to sick people can take a mental toll, potentially contributing […]

Alzheimer’s Q&A: What is the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project?

Created, developed and founded in 2003 by Gary Glazner, the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project uses interactive poetry readings to enhance quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

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Dementia caregivers can receive support via telephone, online platforms from Alzheimer’s Association

Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, the Alzheimer’s Association has transitioned its support groups from in-person meetings to gatherings that take place remotely. Staff- and peer-led groups will meet at their regularly scheduled times, but using telephone and online meeting services.

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Stop Wondering If You are a Good Caregiver

Loving and caring for someone with dementia can be challenging. Perhaps, it is one of the most challenging struggles one will ever encounter. No one can predict if or when their loved one, especially a parent, will be diagnosed with dementia. But, in a blink of an eye, it happens. Without much warning, our world […]

Online support classes offered for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and chronic illnesses in July

The physical and emotional toll on people who take care of their older family members, especially caring for those living with chronic health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, are great. A new series of virtual classes in July will give caregivers information on how chronic conditions can affect personality and decision-making, additional coping […]

Caregiving in a pandemic: Technology key to quality healthcare in communities of color

Nancy Moreno helped her 77-year-old father out of the car this spring and walked with him to the emergency department at Rochester General Hospital.

Angel Moreno Castro had fallen in his Rochester apartment hours before, and Moreno was worried because his face was swollen and he takes three blood pressure medications. He is […]

CBD Oil for Dementia and Sundowning

CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, which has many positive medical benefits. That is why the legalization of CBD is slowly taking over the United States. Many people are finding out information about CBD and how it can help with dementia and sundowning.

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Early Warning Signs of Dementia & Alzheimers

When an aging parent or loved begins to show signs of memory loss it is natural be concerned. Cognitive health ranks as a top priority for older Americans, second only to physical independence, and any changes should be noted.

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