Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month 2015

Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month 2015

This November, for Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month, author Mara Botonis is sharing a story about honoring family caregivers and remembering those impacted by the disease. Learn more from her story for Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month 2015. Honoring Those Impacted by Alzheimer’s Karen Francis, MSW, CDP, started a “Lights of Love” candlelight service as a […]

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Dementia: Lost and Found

Dementia: Lost and Found

Is it possible to vanish in plain sight? In cases of dementing disorders, sadly, we learn that the answer is yes — a person can be physically present and fully accounted for, yet still be absent Learn more from the author, Dr. Charles Dodgen, and his writing about dementia. Dementia: Lost and Found The deterioration […]

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Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia

Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia

Transitioning the care of a loved one with dementia can be a difficult process for all involved. Author and caregiver, Annette Januzzi Wick, shares her personal experiences and suggestions on transitioning loved ones with dementia with Alzheimers.net, for those beginning this process. Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia Emails downloaded while my legs wobbled. I had just […]

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How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

Being a caregiver is a change that can be difficult for both you and your loved one, that can become even more challenging while working with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Jacqueline Marcell, author of “Elder Rage,” offers tips on how to survive caring for aging parents during this time. Caring for Aging Parents with Alzheimer’s For eleven years I […]

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Reasons to Smile with Dementia

Reasons to Smile with Dementia

Fine artist Kathryn Harrison completed a series of artworks related to caregiving and dementia, in response to her personal experience with her mother’s disease. Learn more from Kathryn about her experience with the disease and her reasons to smile with dementia. Reasons to Smile with Dementia My mom was diagnosed with early-onset dementia shortly after my second […]

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Dementia Activities, Planning and Execution

Dementia Activities, Planning and Execution

Vanessa Emm, the Operations Trustee of the National Association of Activity Professionals, and Scott Silknitter, founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems, share dementia activities and planning for your loved one. Learn more about how to execute these plans when caring for someone with dementia. Dementia Activities, Planning and Execution This is the last article in our series which […]

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Dementia Activities and Routines

Dementia Activities and Routines

Dementia activities and routines are not just playing a game of Bingo. It can be many things, like having a conversation, playing cards, watching a movie, or taking a walk. No matter how far our loved one’s dementia has progressed, there is still an opportunity to engage them. Learn more about dementia activities and routines, […]

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Dementia Behaviors, Communication and Validation

Dementia Behaviors, Communication and Validation

Alisa Tagg, President of the National Association of Activity Professionals, and Scott Silknitter, founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems, share how to engage, communicate and validate someone who has dementia. Learn more about how to use these tips to communicate with your loved one. Dementia Behaviors, Communication and Validation A vital component of R.O.S. Therapy Systems is what we teach regarding […]

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How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia

How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia

Lisa Ost-Beikmann, Director of Education for the National Association of Activity Professionals, and Scott Silknitter, founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems, share how to communicate with someone who has dementia. Learn more about which tools they use and tips to communicate with your loved one. How Communication Changes in Someone with Dementia Having covered the First Pillar of Activities and […]

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