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Isolation, Like COVID-19, Is a Big Threat to Seniors With Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Laura Barish might say her mother Tilda Sandberg died from complications of COVID-19 even though she never contracted the disease.

Health orders prohibited outside people inside Sandberg’s continuing care facility, and in isolation she broke her hip.

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Forum: Respecting dignity of a person with dementia is key

The challenge of dealing with the needs of people with dementia is greater when the caregiver does not know what those needs are (Elderly neighbour with dementia is a victim and needs help, Nov 19).

Even people with dementia may fail to understand what they need; they just know they are uncomfortable and are unable […]

Celebrating Holidays with Loved Ones Suffering Dementia Requires Extra Care This Year

With COVID-19 as a lingering threat, the spread of the virus is affecting holiday plans across the world. But for those with loved ones facing dementia and Alzheimer’s, there are even more considerations causing concern.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and as of 2020, the total number of Alzheimer patients ages 65 […]

Personalized Care For Those With Dementia

Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Brookfield provides a MOSAIC of loving personalized care, coupled with a state-of-the-art home designed specifically to meet the needs of our seniors and those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Using Azura’s exclusive MOSAIC philosophy, training and engagement programming and following the design principles of […]

Isolation’s devastating impact on dementia patients

The pandemic has forced the cancellations of many support programs for people with dementia, forcing them further into isolation. New research shows the devastating impact of this isolation, which former MP Lisa Raitt has seen first hand.

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Navigating Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 this holiday season, caregiver tips and resources

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Western Carolina Chapter and Eastern North Carolina Chapter are marking these events by sharing tips and resources for the 479,000 family members and friends across the state who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s.

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8 ways to support a dementia caregiver during November – National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. To mark these events, the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter is encouraging people to lend a helping hand to more than 540,000 Georgia family members and friends serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers.

“Loving and caring for someone that does not remember you is mentally and […]

COVID-19, Alzheimer’s caregiving & holidays – a free December webinar

Holiday gatherings and the coronavirus do not mix, but for the families of 76,000 Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s disease, the caregiving challenges will be even more complex this year.

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a series of free webinars in December, including one from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, to provide caregivers with […]

Alzheimers Q&A: How can we manage the upcoming holiday season?

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is highly stressful, and getting through the holiday season can be particularly difficult.

It is most likely that the holidays will take on a different look this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, which may be stressful in and of itself. Relatives may opt out of […]

How to Deal With Dementia-Related Psychosis

For Don and Cynthia Kent of Tyler, TX, dementia is a deeply personal affliction. After visiting seven different neurologists to try to understand his disturbing cognitive symptoms, Don was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in March 2017. Don wasn’t just experiencing memory loss, the hallmark symptom of dementia; he also had sensory experiences he couldn’t […]