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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Using the Montessori Method for Dementia

Using the Montessori Method for Dementia

Last Updated: February 20, 2019 The Montessori Method is well-known for being used to successfully engage children, but it’s also an approach that’s gaining traction with caregivers of parents and senior loved ones with dementia. While it’s still a new idea, there is already evidence that the Montessori Method can reduce anxiety for people with dementia by […]

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Better Alzheimer’s Communication Using the CARE Method

Better Alzheimer’s Communication Using the CARE Method

Couples that have spent years, or even decades together, learn how to communicate easily and effectively. Unfortunately, after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, that communication no longer works. You can’t depend on the same communication strategies and you can’t expect the spouse you’re speaking with to recognize the same experiences and references that used to serve as important […]

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UCLA Helps Prepare Alzheimer’s Caregivers

UCLA Helps Prepare Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Last Updated: February 15, 2019 As the Alzheimer’s epidemic increases, younger family members may find themselves responsible for senior loved ones with the disease. In an effort to better prepare younger generations for the challenges of caregiving, the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has developed caregiver education, training and webinars to equip Alzheimer’s caregivers of […]

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After a Diagnosis: Early-Stage Caregiving Tips

After a Diagnosis: Early-Stage Caregiving Tips

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease where symptoms worsen over time. However, in the early stages of the disease, most people are able to function independently and some are still able to volunteer and work. This can be a challenging time for caregivers who want to be available to help while encouraging independence and respecting […]

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20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone With Dementia

20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone With Dementia

Last Updated: February 6, 2019 Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult job, one that can cause caregivers a great amount of stress. However, if you love someone with dementia, you know that the position can also bring joy into your life and be extremely rewarding as well. In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day […]

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