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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How to Prevent Unnecessary Antipsychotic Use in Dementia

How to Prevent Unnecessary Antipsychotic Use in Dementia

Antipsychotic drugs, also known as neuroleptics, are a type of medication often prescribed to treat people with mental health issues. These drugs are also used to treat the behavioral and psychological symptoms of people with dementia. Some medical professionals are concerned, however, about an over-diagnosis of these medications as they can increase the risk of […]

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The Effects of Behavioral Therapy on Alzheimer’s

The Effects of Behavioral Therapy on Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: March 6, 2019 A new study has concluded that behavioral therapy may be more effective in treating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease than commonly prescribed antipsychotic medications. Learn more about the study, the benefits of behavioral therapy and the risks of antipsychotic medication for people with Alzheimer’s. Antipsychotic Medication vs. Behavioral Therapy As most Alzheimer’s caregivers […]

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How to Find Support Groups for Those With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

How to Find Support Groups for Those With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: March 1, 2019 An early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be devastating for everyone involved. As more attention is brought to Alzheimer’s by films like “Still Alice,” we hope more awareness, funding and support will be given to those coping with this disease. Learn more about early-onset Alzheimer’s, support groups for the disease that are available […]

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What Are the Top Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia?

What Are the Top Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia?

As dementia reaches epidemic proportions worldwide, it’s only natural to become concerned with our parents or senior loved ones becoming forgetful. However, dementia is more than just forgetfulness and can occur within a variety of potential diseases. If you’re becoming increasingly worried about a loved one, it’s helpful to know the early signs of dementia to […]

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