Books for Children About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Books for Children About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Last Updated: November 23, 2018 Fine artist Kathryn Harrison completed a series of artworks and books related to caregiving and dementia, in response to her personal experience with her mother’s disease. Today, she shares more about her experience with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as 12 books for children about Alzheimer’s and dementia that she would recommend […]

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Study Identifies Biggest Alzheimer’s Caregiver Challenges

Study Identifies Biggest Alzheimer’s Caregiver Challenges

There are approximately 15 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While it’s no secret that caregiving can take an emotional, financial and physical toll, not much progress has been made when it comes to alleviating the caregiving burden. Recently, researchers examined what is […]

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12 Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver on Thanksgiving

12 Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver on Thanksgiving

Last Updated: November 19, 2018 “I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.” William Shakespeare penned those words hundreds of years ago, but for families and friends of caregivers, they still ring true today. Caregivers selflessly give of their finances, hearts and time and ask for little or nothing in […]

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25 Lessons Learned From Alzheimer’s Caregivers

25 Lessons Learned From Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Last Updated: November 16, 2018 Although we are taught important life lessons every day, the most memorable come from those we love the most. Caring for a parent or senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease teaches us many great unexpected lessons — both as caregivers and family members — that leave a lasting impression on our […]

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How to Get Involved in National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregivers Month

How to Get Involved in National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and National Family Caregivers Month. In honor of the month, we’re sharing a list of the various ways to get involved with the cause. Learn how to help educate, inform and support Alzheimer’s caregivers and disease education and prevention measures in the list below. National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family […]

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Celebrating Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Celebrating Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Last Updated: November 12, 2018 November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month as well as National Caregivers Month. Caregivers are on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer’s, witnessing its devastating effects daily. This month, let’s celebrate caregivers for all they do and for the impact they have in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s, […]

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Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

It’s no secret that the Alzheimer’s epidemic is growing with 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 now living with the disease in the United States. As a U.S. veteran, you may be entitled to unique veterans benefits that can help you carry the financial burden an Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis can bring. Learn more […]

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Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: November 7, 2018 Studies have shown a link between childhood post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Until now, the studies have suggested a link between the two conditions, but a new study from the University Medical Center of Goettingen in Germany recently discovered a molecular link […]

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Alcohol Consumption and Dementia

Alcohol Consumption and Dementia

Knowing what factors increase the risk of dementia is important in the battle against the disease. Alcohol consumption is one such factor and a new British Medical Journal (BMJ) study added to the growing body of research into how it can lead to an increased risk of dementia. Learn more about the study, which discovered that […]

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