Jennifer Wegerer

About Jennifer Wegerer

Jennifer Wegerer is a writer and editor living in the Pacific Northwest. Originally from the Midwest, Jennifer graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in English and later earned a Certificate in Project Management from Portland State University. She's worked as a writer in the technical communications and marketing fields for over 15 years, taking a short break along the way to have twins. Along with writing, she enjoys movies, yoga, beach trips, wine tasting, and the chance to relax with friends and family.

6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: April 19, 2019 Several health ailments have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the disease itself can be a risk factor for other health problems, particularly as it progresses to later stages. Learn more about six health ailments that accompany Alzheimer’s and ways to decrease your risk of the disease through lifestyle changes. […]

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6 Alzheimer’s Care Options for Senior Loved Ones

6 Alzheimer’s Care Options for Senior Loved Ones

Last Updated: March 22, 2019 As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the care needs of our parents and senior loved ones will change. Creating an Alzheimer’s care plan soon after diagnosis will help ensure that care requests from your loved one are still considered and incorporated into their life. Eventually, Alzheimer’s will require round-the-clock care for your […]

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How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

Last Updated: March 18, 2019 Alzheimer’s disease care managers take a holistic approach to maximizing outcomes for patients, ensuring that all aspects of an individual’s family, health care, physical and social needs are met. Learn more about how an Alzheimer’s care manager can benefit your family and how to find one for your parent or […]

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Empathy for Alzheimer’s: The Validation Method

Empathy for Alzheimer’s: The Validation Method

Last Updated: March 11, 2019 Developed in the 1960s and 1970s to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the Validation Method is a holistic therapy that focuses on empathy and provides a means for people with the disease to communicate. Its creator, Naomi Feil, offers workshops that teach invaluable techniques for connecting with loved ones with Alzheimer’s, enhancing their dignity […]

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10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s

10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: July 23, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can cause seniors to withdraw from activities, family and friends. It’s extremely important to maintain those interests and relationships, however, because it reduces the effects of memory impairment, leading to a better quality of life. Learn more about how to stay engaged with parents and senior […]

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How Alzheimer’s Evolves From Early to Late Stages

How Alzheimer’s Evolves From Early to Late Stages

Last Updated: July 4, 2018 Alzheimer’s evolves through several different stages, though its effects vary from individual to individual. Learn the common signs and symptoms of the disease that occur throughout its progression. The Evolution of Alzheimer’s Every 65 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease and over 5.7 million Americans have the disease in the United States, according to […]

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10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

Last Updated: June 25, 2018 Although memory loss often occurs with age, Alzheimer’s disease goes beyond forgetting to pay a bill or losing things every now and then. As the Alzheimer’s Association describes, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It impairs intellectual abilities and memory enough to interfere with daily life and it accounts for […]

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I Have Alzheimer’s, Now What?

I Have Alzheimer’s, Now What?

Last Updated: April 11, 2018 Do you or a loved one have Alzheimer’s? Diagnosis of the disease is life-changing. But finding ways to cope and take care of your emotional needs are just as important as planning for its impending progression. Learn more about finding support during this time. I Have Alzheimer’s, Now What? Anger, […]

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