Kristen Hicks

About Kristen Hicks

Kristen Hicks is an Austin-based copywriter and lifelong student with an ongoing curiosity to learn and explore new things. She turns that interest to researching and exploring subjects helpful to seniors and their families for Alzheimers.net.

Teaching Children How to Talk to Loved Ones With Dementia

Teaching Children How to Talk to Loved Ones With Dementia

Watching your loved ones with dementia handle the symptoms of the disease is difficult no matter your age, but it can be especially confusing for children that don’t understand what’s happening. Nonetheless, you want your kids to have as much chance as possible to know the person you love while they’re still with you. Read on […]

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How to Deal With Aggression and Dementia

How to Deal With Aggression and Dementia

Aggression is one of the worst parts of caring for a parent or senior loved one with dementia, but you’re not powerless. Having a number of strategies on hand to deploy whenever you need them gives you the means to handle a loved one’s aggression any time it rears its head. Learn more about how to cope […]

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How to Contribute to Alzheimer’s Research

How to Contribute to Alzheimer’s Research

Over 10% of adults in the U.S. age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s and experts believe the number of people with the disease will continue to grow in the coming years. Millions of people hope that Alzheimer’s research will provide a cure, but medical research is expensive and funding for it can often be elusive. Learn more about how you can contribute […]

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6 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

6 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Watching the symptoms of Alzheimer’s take a toll on a senior loved one is upsetting. Many Alzheimer’s caregivers end up feeling depressed, exhausted or frustrated, which can lead to other chronic health issues. Research has found, however, that therapy can help to protect the health of Alzheimer’s caregivers. Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers Searching for the Right […]

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