20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone with Dementia

20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone with Dementia

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult job, one that can cause caregivers a great amount of stress. However, if you love someone with dementia, you know that the position can also bring joy into your life and be extremely rewarding if you remember a few simple things. In honor of Valentine’s Day, […]

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Top Tips for Dementia Caregiving

Top Tips for Dementia Caregiving

The holidays are full of family fun and tradition, but for some caregivers and people living with dementia, they can be incredibly stressful.  With the holidays comes added obligations like an increased demand on finances, visits from extended family, and other stressors which can make the holidays overwhelming for both the caregiver and those being […]

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A Family Story: Christmas with Alzheimer’s

A Family Story: Christmas with Alzheimer’s

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, full of family and celebration. But for caregivers and the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, the holidays can be nothing short of overwhelming. The holiday season brings additional financial strain, a disruption in routine and many more unforeseen […]

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Man with Alzheimer’s Signs Record Deal

Man with Alzheimer’s Signs Record Deal

It’s never too late to live your dreams! Ted McDermott is an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease, who still remembers the lyrics to hit songs. Recently, a video of McDermott singing with his son went viral, and he has now signed a record deal to record songs and raise Alzheimer’s awareness and funds. Learn more […]

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How Model Towns Help Those with Alzheimer’s

How Model Towns Help Those with Alzheimer’s

Model towns are a unique answer to memory care. These towns look like fully functioning towns and town centers, complete with all the amenities of any other town, but are specifically designed to ease the stress and anxiety of people living with an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis. Learn more about these cities and their […]

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10 Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver on Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver on Thanksgiving

“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.” William Shakespeare penned those words hundreds of years ago, but for families and friends of caregivers, they still ring true today. Caregivers selflessly give of their finances, hearts and time and ask for little or nothing in return. Take some time to […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Affects Families and Finances

Alzheimer’s Awareness Affects Families and Finances

A new study from the University of Utah suggests that people who have a family history of Alzheimer’s are more likely to seek expert financial advice and delay retirement than those who do not have a family history of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Learn more about this study and why researchers believe the Alzheimer’s […]

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What Alzheimer’s Disease Costs Caregivers

What Alzheimer’s Disease Costs Caregivers

A new survey has found that families who care for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, will spend more of their own money on caregiving expenses than their counterparts who care for someone without the disease. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease costs and the financial burden that a dementia diagnosis can […]

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Celebrating Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Celebrating Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month as well as National Caregivers Month. Caregivers are on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer’s, witnessing its devastating effects daily. This month, let’s celebrate caregivers for all they do, and for the impact they have in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s, which cannot be overstated. Celebrating […]

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