How Dementia’s Financial Costs Take a Toll on Families

How Dementia’s Financial Costs Take a Toll on Families

Last Updated: August 3, 2018 It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia bring emotional hardship to families and loved ones. But, the Alzheimer’s Association — who surveyed 3,500 caregivers in the United States — found that dementia’s financial costs also take a toll on families, bringing an insufferable financial burden to many family members. Take […]

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Scientists Tailor Approach to Alzheimer’s

Scientists Tailor Approach to Alzheimer’s

In early March, 80 of the nation’s leading researchers and scientists gathered in Bethesda, Maryland for the 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit. Now, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released their recommendations for future Alzheimer’s and dementia research as part of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.” Learn more about the summit and […]

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10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s

10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: July 23, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can cause seniors to withdraw from activities, family and friends. It’s extremely important to maintain those interests and relationships, however, because it reduces the effects of memory impairment, leading to a better quality of life. Learn more about how to stay engaged with parents and senior […]

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How to Talk With a Parent About Dementia Symptoms

How to Talk With a Parent About Dementia Symptoms

Watching your parents age can be difficult and when signs of dementia appear, it can be harder than ever. Talking to parents about these changes may seem overwhelming, but having the tough conversation now can lead to an earlier diagnosis and will help everyone better cope with the changes. Learn more about talking to a parent […]

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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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