Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia can cause confusion and disorientation as the disease progresses, which is why it is increasingly important to create safe environments for a senior loved one with the disease. Making your home easy to navigate for your loved one with Alzheimer’s is a crucial step in caregiving and one […]

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Helping a Loved One With Dementia Who Wanders

Helping a Loved One With Dementia Who Wanders

It is estimated that nearly 60% of people with dementia wander as confusion and disorientation lead them to search for a family member, former home or place of comfort when the disease progresses. It’s a major cause of concern for any caregiver as they try to keep their senior loved ones safe and well cared […]

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An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Without Memory Loss

An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Without Memory Loss

Memory loss is often the most common and noticeable symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In some cases, family members may notice other signs that occur before memory loss becomes apparent. If your parent is not experiencing memory loss, that doesn’t mean you can disregard Alzheimer’s as a possibility. Read more about […]

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How to Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day

How to Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day

Last Updated: June 11, 2018 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Take the opportunity to show your support for Alzheimer’s disease this summer on the Longest Day, where thousands will come together to raise awareness for the disease. Learn more about how you can participate on June 21, 2018. About the Longest Day More than […]

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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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Dementia or Mental Illness?

Dementia or Mental Illness?

With the mental health of aging Americans, it’s important to understand the distinctions between dementia and mental illness, the role medication plays in diagnoses and what personality changes might be signaling. Read our tips for distinguishing mental illness in seniors and how to receive the proper diagnosis during Mental Health Awareness month. Diagnosing Mental Illness […]

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