Can a Person with Alzheimer’s Still Drive?

Can a Person with Alzheimer’s Still Drive?

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can turn a senior’s life upside down, making them feel afraid of both the diagnosis and of the future. The thought of taking away the freedom that comes with driving can be overwhelming. Learn more about when a loved one should stop driving and how to break the news with compassion and […]

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SuperAgers and Alzheimer’s

SuperAgers and Alzheimer’s

A new study has concluded that “SuperAgers” lose brain volume slower than their peers and are protected from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Learn more about how SuperAgers are challenging common aging stereotypes and giving researchers new insights into how the brain ages and is affected by dementia. SuperAgers Resistant to Normal Rate […]

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How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease care managers take a holistic approach to maximizing outcomes for patients, ensuring that all aspects of an individual’s physical, social, family and health care needs are met.   What is an Alzheimer’s Care Manager? Care managers coordinate the many facets of Alzheimer’s care, including drug interventions as well as non pharmacologic therapies, like a safe environment and […]

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Boot Camp Helps Prepare Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Boot Camp Helps Prepare Alzheimer’s Caregivers

As the Alzheimer’s epidemic rages on, younger family members find themselves responsible for senior loved ones battling the disease. In an effort to better prepare younger generations for the challenges of caregiving, the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has developed a boot camp to educate and equip caregivers of all ages.  Learn more about this […]

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6 Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without

6 Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming. These online resources provide community support, tips and resources to help you get the information you need. Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without Ask anyone close to Alzheimer’s what some of their predominant emotions are on a daily basis, and you’ll hear words like […]

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3 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s Power of Attorney

3 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s Power of Attorney

We recently sat down with attorney Brad Sauer, to discuss the execution of end-of-life legal documents for those with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, many caregivers do not understand the importance of living wills and powers of attorney until it’s too late. Because of the nature of the disease, executing these documents can become an ethical issue […]

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How Buddy Programs Are Affecting Alzheimer’s Patients

How Buddy Programs Are Affecting Alzheimer’s Patients

It’s a statistic that we all know too well. More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia, and the number is estimated to triple by 2050. Some universities are responding to these staggering numbers by instituting a “buddy” program, pairing medical students with dementia patients. Learn how the program is […]

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Mind’s Eye Poetry: Rewriting Dementia

Mind’s Eye Poetry: Rewriting Dementia

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Molly Middleton Meyer, founder of Mind’s Eye Poetry — a poetry workshop and organization opening new worlds to people with dementia and their caregivers. Learn more about the story behind Meyer’s organization, her unique  workshops, and how you can get involved with her mission to care for people with […]

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