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Tips when traveling with a person living with dementia

Summer is in full swing, and that may mean that you have resumed some traveling. Living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia does not mean it’s necessary to stop participating in meaningful activities such as travel. However, it does require planning to ensure safety, comfort and enjoyment for everyone.

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What are the signs of dementia? A discussion panel on dementia and care after someone is diagnosed

An increasing number of Australians are being diagnosed with a form of dementia, and the impact can be devastating on their family and friends.

It’s estimated 472,000 people are currently living with dementia and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in their care.

So what would it mean for your family if a loved one […]

Helping to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s patients from wandering

FLINT, Mich – Over the past two months more than a half dozen elderly people suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s have wandered away from their home or adult care facility.

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Has Alzheimer’s turned family life upside down? Support available

Following a long hiatus during the COVID pandemic, the Alzheimer’s support group in Haywood is reconnecting.

The problem, said Larry Reeves, one the the group facilitators, is that members who attended gave neither their last names nor the community in Haywood where they lived.

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Advancing Breakthrough Treatments for a Novel Class of Neurodegenerative Targets in Alzheimer’s Disease

Our brains dictate how we both think and react to the world around us. The firing of neurons generates specific rhythms, which allow different parts of the brain to communicate and respond to internal and external stimuli. Abnormalities in neuronal network electrical activity are a key aspect of the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases such as […]

A Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a term used for a group of symptoms that affect a person’s reasoning, memory, and thinking skills. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s daily life. When this happens, the person may require intensive care from a loved one, skilled nurse, or other caregiver.

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Senior advocate: Here’s what you need to know about hiring a caregiver

QUESTION: I care for my wife who has dementia, and this past year has been difficult doing it all alone at home. Now that we are vaccinated, what do I need to know about hiring help for my wife?

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How to Avoid the Caregiver-Alzheimer’s Battleground

Familial caregivers are supposed to advocate for loved ones, but a person with dementia may sometimes view a carer as an enemy. Perhaps “enemy” is too strong of a word, but some caregiving days are permeated by one battle after another.

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Four unhelpful myths about dementia: ‘Our bleak view is often unjustified’

A fear of dementia looms large in the minds of many, and understandably so. It is a condition with potentially devastating effects – incurable, progressive and which threatens to rob us of the essence of who we are. It is also a condition surrounded by unhelpful myths, however, and our bleak view is often unjustified. […]

Filush-Glaze: It’s painful watching loved ones battle Alzheimer’s and dementia

When people talk about grief and loss, they typically focus on the feelings and experience we have after the death of a loved one.

But I’m here to tell you, there are many more layers to grief than most people realize, and it’s time we make a concerted effort to address additional losses and […]