How Social Isolation Can Make Caregiving Unbearable

How Social Isolation Can Make Caregiving Unbearable

As most caregivers know, there are many aspects of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease that are difficult, to say the least. Challenges many caregivers face include 24/7 hands-on care, insurance hassles, medical appointments and more. Perhaps the most difficult challenge that caregivers face, however, is social isolation. Caregivers Experience Social Isolation Such […]

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Isolation Among Dementia Caregivers

Isolation Among Dementia Caregivers

Last Updated: April 23, 2018 The Alzheimer’s epidemic is increasing at an alarming speed. The CDC states that the number of deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 55% from 1999-2014, with more than 5 million Americans living with the disease and 15 million Americans caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. As the disease grows in the U.S., […]

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Dementia Champions

Dementia Champions

Caring for an individual with dementia can be challenging. Whether you are a family member, friend or healthcare professional, understanding how to support and meet the needs of a person living with the disease can be complex and overwhelming. Most people who find themselves in the role of caregiver to a person with dementia feel […]

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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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Alzheimer’s Association Releases Updated Memory Care Recommendations

Alzheimer’s Association Releases Updated Memory Care Recommendations

The Alzheimer’s Association has released 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations which outline best practices for quality care for people with dementia. Learn more about the recommendations and why they are important when caring for families and individuals coping with a dementia diagnosis. Alzheimer’s Association’s New Memory Care Guidelines The 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations were created […]

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10 Lifesaving Location Devices for Dementia Patients

10 Lifesaving Location Devices for Dementia Patients

Last Updated: April 6, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease and dementia erase a person’s memory so that familiar surroundings become unfamiliar, making it difficult to adapt to new environments. The disorientation of the disease often leads to wandering, a common and serious concern for many caregivers who worry their loved one may become frightened, lost or apt to walk […]

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