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.

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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What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects specific parts of the brain that control language, memory and thought. Incurable and irreversible, Alzheimer’s progresses through several stages, from mild to severe, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease starts with minor cognitive problems. Confusion, forgetfulness and mood swings are […]

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The Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

The Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

In older people with dementia, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause sudden behavior changes rather than the common physical symptoms. Knowing the signs of UTIs in older people can help your loved one get treated early, before the infection leads to serious health problems. What Are UTIs? A urinary tract infection happens when germs get […]

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6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

Several health risk factors have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s itself can be a risk factor for other health problems, particularly as it progresses to later stages. Read to learn more about six health ailments related to Alzheimer’s. Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s In the United States, roughly five million people have Alzheimer’s. Research has […]

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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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