Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Self Employment Tax and Tax Breaks

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Self Employment Tax and Tax Breaks

Workers who perform in-home services for disabled or elderly individuals have special rules when tax time rolls around. But, understanding who the IRS considers the caregiver’s employer is one critical part of these tax rules that confuses many caregivers. If the caregiver employee is a family member, the employer might not owe employment taxes — […]

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5 Ways to Keep a Loved One Who Wanders Safe

5 Ways to Keep a Loved One Who Wanders Safe

Finding a balance between independence and safety is a challenge for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and for their caregivers. Many people with dementia become disoriented and can wander; in fact, one study shows that six out of 10 people wander during the course of the disease. Fortunately, electronic locating devices and technology can help […]

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7 Things You Can Do to Stop Alzheimer’s by 2025

7 Things You Can Do to Stop Alzheimer’s by 2025

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds. Make a difference in the fight against the disease, by learning more about what you can to do stop Alzheimer’s by 2025. Things You Can Do to Stop Alzheimer’s The end of Alzheimer’s begins with your action and support. Here are […]

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Cognitive Decline and Obstinacy

Cognitive Decline and Obstinacy

Author and caregiver, Annette Januzzi Wick, shares her own personal experiences with Alzheimers.net about her mother’s cognitive decline and obstinacy. Obstinacy Before Dementia When I was younger, my mother rode her Schwinn bike to our ballgames, to that space called the “fields,” large blocks of grass that were the summer salvation of every kid in […]

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