Managing Contentious Behaviors in Loved Ones with Dementia

Managing Contentious Behaviors in Loved Ones with Dementia

Most people think of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as a brain disease. While dementia attacks the brain, the disease also brings a myriad of other symptoms including personality changes. These behaviors can include extreme anger and even violence, which can, in turn, create additional caregiver stress Learn more about behavioral changes in Alzheimer’s and how to […]

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After Dementia: Financial and Legal Planning

After Dementia: Financial and Legal Planning

Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and legal rights have been in the news recently, as high profile figures like 80-year-old Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, and 70-year-old Pat Bowlen, former owner of the Denver Broncos, have relinquished control of their respective teams while battling Alzheimer’s. Establishing solid financial and legal plans with your loved ones […]

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Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

It’s no secret that the Alzheimer’s epidemic is spreading, with nearly 44 million people worldwide and 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 living with the disease. As a United States veteran, you may be entitled to unique benefits that can help you carry the financial burden an Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis can […]

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Make a Difference During World Alzheimer’s Month

Make a Difference During World Alzheimer’s Month

This month is World Alzheimer’s Month and it’s an ideal time to get involved, help raise awareness and show support so we can one day find a cure. When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2005, it suddenly all made sense. She hadn’t been herself for some time, but the decline had been subtle and difficult […]

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Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity Brings Serious Attention to Alzheimer’s

Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity Brings Serious Attention to Alzheimer’s

Seth Rogen is best known for his role in slapstick comedies like “Knocked Up” and “Superbad.” But there’s another side to the actor, one that is fighting for Alzheimer’s awareness and raising funding for Alzheimer’s research. As Rogen watches his mother-in-law battle with the disease, he is raising funds and awareness through his organization “Hilarity […]

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Why There is a Lack of Empathy in People with Dementia

Why There is a Lack of Empathy in People with Dementia

A new study may bring comfort to caregivers who are watching their loved ones undergo the personality changes that can come with a dementia diagnosis. Learn more about this study that has linked actual changes in the brain to a lack of cognitive empathy in some people with a certain form of dementia. Impaired Cognitive […]

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Undiagnosed Dementia: A Senior Safety Risk

Undiagnosed Dementia: A Senior Safety Risk

A new study analyzed the habits of nearly 7,600 people to learn more about how a formal dementia diagnosis impacts daily behaviors that may be dangerous for a person living with the disease. The study found that while people with undiagnosed dementia were less likely to engage in potentially dangerous activities such as driving or cooking […]

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10 Caregiver Tips for Traveling with Alzheimer’s

10 Caregiver Tips for Traveling with Alzheimer’s

Summer is officially upon us and for many of us, that means fun family vacations. However, these vacations can turn stressful for caregivers who are traveling with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.  Although it can be overwhelming, foresight and proper preparation make it possible. Learn more from these caregiver tips for traveling with Alzheimer’s. Tips for Traveling […]

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Alzheimer’s Documentary, “The Genius of Marian” Shows Struggles of the Disease

Alzheimer’s Documentary, “The Genius of Marian” Shows Struggles of the Disease

“The Genius of Marian” – a compelling documentary recently released on Netflix – follows one family’s complex journey through generations of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the film, which provides an insider’s look at the stages of Alzheimer’s and a family’s struggle with the disease over time. Alzheimer’s Documentary, “The Genius of Marian” “The Genius of Marian” began as […]

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