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Act on Alzheimer’s: Ideas to reach out to caregivers

In an effort to raise awareness, educate our community and assist families who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, this month’s article will highlight how friends, family, faith and community organizations can reach out and support someone who may be caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia.

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Alzheimer’s Association continues online education programs through summer

Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, free education programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter will remain online through the summer months. Programs are delivered through an easy-to-use online meeting system available to users on desktop or portable computers, and mobile devices.

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Alzheimer’s and Medicare: What is covered and what is not | Jerold Johnson

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 3 seniors dies from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Let’s look at what Medicare covers in relation to Alzheimer’s.

There are seven stages of the disease, with early stages marked by symptoms that generally don’t require care but do spark the initial visit to a doctor […]

Understanding the Stages and Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease. Rather, it’s a general term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.The varying symptoms are broadly grouped into categories called stages. These stages help guide doctors and families […]

The challenge of protecting dementia residents during the coronavirus pandemic

The new normal resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has presented a particular challenge to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as well as the dedicated healthcare professionals caring for them in skilled nursing facilities.

As Alzheimer’s Association mission partnerships director Doug Pace said in a March 30 news release, “Individuals living with dementia thrive […]

Being a compassionate caregiver to someone living with dementia

Dementia can be devastating for the people who live with it and their family members, and it’s a diagnosis more Americans will face as the U.S. population ages.

In the next 20 years, the total number of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia in the U.S. is expected to approximately double […]

6 Lessons I Learned After Losing My Grandma To Alzheimer’s

I have never experienced a bond with someone like the one I shared with my grandma — my yiayia, Sotiria Catacalos. All my life, she was more than a grandparent, she was my second mom. Growing up, I would call her every single day. But when I was in college, her dementia progressed to the […]

A wife’s story: Navigating Alzheimer’s disease through a global pandemic

For the Ryans, everything became clear in September of 2017.

The couple evacuated their Florida home just before Hurricane Irma with intentions of riding out the storm with family in Georgia.

At the time, Jack Ryan was already living with dementia and he and his wife, Sue, had vowed to embrace the new normal […]

People with Alzheimer’s struggle amid pandemic

Fifty percent of people who reach the age of 85 have some form of Alzheimer’s, according to the Program’s Director of the Geriatric Fellowship program, Dr. John Culberson.

He said for those people with Alzheimer’s, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect.

“They don’t like change, and this has been a big change for […]

Simple Solutions to Everyday Caregiving Challenges

Little annoyances often are the most frustrating for caregivers. Well, perhaps they’re not the most frustrating, but those small irritants certainly do rank right up there. These challenges don’t stem directly from the jobs related to caregiving or the person for whom care is provided.

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