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Alzheimer’s patients impacted in different ways by pandemic

For Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, the pandemic has already made an isolating disease even more challenging.

Ohio saw a 14 percent increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia-related deaths through September of this year, averaging 1,162 deaths.

Cheryl Kanetsky, with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater East Ohio, said those patients are dying at a faster rate than […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers need to guard against wandering in wintertime

Wandering is one of the most unsettling behavioral changes common for someone with Alzheimer’s disease; yet it surprises far too many family caregivers and can end with tragic results.

Six in 10 people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will wander. A person with Alzheimer’s may not remember his or her name or address, and […]

Advice to help Alzheimer’s caregivers limit wandering, especially during winter months

The winter weather brings to light the issue of people with Alzheimer’s disease wandering away from their homes.

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater East Ohio Executive Director Cheryl Kanetsky says the issue is dangerous year round , but with these cold temperatures, it is even more dire in the winter.

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How to talk to someone with dementia webinar offered

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a free Alzheimer’s webinar education program on Effective Communication Strategies on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 10–11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 1–2 p.m.

Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers need to guard against wandering

Wandering is one of the most unsettling behavioral changes common for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, yet it surprises far too many family caregivers and can end with tragic results.

Six in 10 people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will wander. A person with Alzheimer’s may not remember his or her name or address, and can […]

What should you tell someone who has Alzheimer’s disease?

It’s not just your loved one’s life that changes with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. Your own life is also dramatically altered as you assume the role of caretaker. Several important issues should be addressed as soon as possible. You must also learn how to handle the day-to-day challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s […]

Activities to help keep dementia residents engaged

As we have read, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia is on the rise. For many, family caregiving becomes the most practical and cost-effective solution, at least for a time.

Keeping dementia individuals actively engaged in everyday activities and cognitively challenging tasks is beneficial for both body and […]

How the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on dementia patients and their families

It was just weeks before the first wave of COVID-19 really began to hit Quebec when Elaine Hanson had to make a heartbreaking decision about her mother.

Ten years ago, Hanson and her family had begun to see a gradual decline in her 84-year-old mother’s cognitive state. Then it started to accelerate. They did what […]

Alzheimer’s patients impacted in different ways by pandemic

For Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, the pandemic has already made an isolating disease even more challenging.

Ohio saw a 14 percent increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia-related deaths through September of this year, averaging 1,162 deaths.

Cheryl Kanetsky, with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater East Ohio, said those patients are dying at a faster rate than […]

Pandemic makes caregivers’ work harder as they help family members with dementia

Sylvia Rowell, 67, can’t sleep through the night. She can’t visit her 12 grandchildren. She can’t go to the grocery store without worrying.

She is a full-time caregiver for her 87-year-old mother, Myrtle Feagle, who has dementia. Every week, Rowell cherished a few hours to herself when she left her at Al’z Place.

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