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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Japanese City Confronts Dementia Through Community Care

Japanese City Confronts Dementia Through Community Care

Japan is well-known for its community-centric culture where people care for each other well. As the world faces a looming Alzheimer’s disease and dementia epidemic, Japan is confronting the disease through training sessions, equipping everyday citizens to identify signs of dementia, prevent wandering, and get help. Learn more about how Japan is launching training programs […]

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The Importance of Building Dementia-Friendly Communities

The Importance of Building Dementia-Friendly Communities

A new study from Britain reveals that one-third of people with dementia feel let down by their local communities. However, by transforming themselves into dementia-friendly communities, cities and towns can help dementia sufferers feel less like a burden and more a part of local life. How Dementia-Friendly Communities Make a Difference An unfortunate trend, more […]

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New Approaches for Dealing with Difficult Dementia Behaviors

New Approaches for Dealing with Difficult Dementia Behaviors

When most people think of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, they picture a senior with a benign, slightly confused demeanor who repeats themselves. But, there is a whole spectrum of other types of behaviors associated with the disease that most of us wouldn’t describe as slightly or “pleasantly confused” by any stretch of the imagination. From angry outbursts […]

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