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Small town makes their community dementia-friendly

The pandemic forced Wendy Evans and Jennifer Wood to find a way to keep people living with dementia and their care givers connected in a time of isolation.

Evans is a geriatric assessment nurse for Wolf Creek Primary Care Network in Innisfail and the project lead for the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative. Wood is the […]

Documenting memories of those with dementia

The RRF Foundation for Aging awarded a multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas at Arlington with more than $160,000 for a project that explores the impact of reminiscence therapy and creation of digital memoirs on those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

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Over and Above helps patients with Dementia stay connected

A new interactive device is helping dementia patients at North Devon District Hospital and surrounding community to stay connected with their environment.

The omiVista magic table is a portable projector that can be height-adjusted for use in different spaces.

The device won a National Dementia Care Outstanding Product Award.

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Rep. Plakon: Alzheimer’s decline devastating for families | Commentary

Just a few years ago, I had very little awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. I simply thought it was a disease that made older people forget things. However, since 2014, I have now learned it is a whole lot more than that, it is a nightmare. It is a nuclear […]

Readers React: Families need help caring for those with Alzheimer’s

Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and 16 million provide unpaid care to support them, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

When I was 13 years old, my maternal grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, an earth-shattering reality for our family. I watched my […]

Support for caregivers is helpful

Adult caregivers typically want to do right by their aging loved ones but sometimes find that the demands of medical and emotional support can dominate their lives – so much so that their own children and other household responsibilities are neglected. The Mayo Clinic says it is natural to feel sad, alone, frustrated, and even […]

Family caregivers, routinely left off vaccine lists, worry what would happen ‘if I get sick’

Robin Davidson entered the lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital, where her 89-year-old father, Joe, was being treated for a flare-up of congestive heart failure.

Before her stretched a line of people waiting to get COVID-19 vaccines. “It was agonizing to know that I couldn’t get in that line,” said Davidson, 50, who is devoted to […]

Cinema is finally getting to grips with dementia. That can only be a good thing

“Who wants to watch a film about dementia?” Kirsten Johnson gets your reluctance; the writer, director and cameraperson has been there herself. “I remember someone tried to show me a dementia video when my mom first got it and I was like, ‘f–k you.’” Whether you’ve had contact with dementia or not, watching a film […]

Caregiving podcasts offer at-home alternatives to in-person classes, support groups

Caregivers adjusting to the constant changes involved with tending to a loved one with a terminal health condition often find a great sense of relief from attending support group meetings.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic changed daily life, San Diego County was home to a wide array of in-person classes, support groups, conferences and workshops aimed […]

Free “Living with Alzheimer’s” conference set

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, or AFA, will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Minnesotans on Tuesday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference is part of the organization’s 2021 national Educating America Tour. The conference, which is free and open to everyone, will allow participants to learn from, and […]