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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Alzheimer’s Care and Medicare: What You Need to Know

Alzheimer’s Care and Medicare: What You Need to Know

Last Updated: January 28, 2019 Medicare is a federal health insurance program that covers “medically-necessary” costs, but the term can be confusing when it comes to eligibility for long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Does custodial care fall under a “medically necessary” expense? Learn more about Alzheimer’s care costs and Medicare. Alzheimer’s Costs and Medicare […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Affects Families and Finances

Alzheimer’s Awareness Affects Families and Finances

Last Updated: January 25, 2019 A study from the University of Utah suggests that people who have a family history of Alzheimer’s are more likely to seek expert financial advice and delay retirement than those who do not have a family history of the disease. Learn more about this study and why researchers believe an […]

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Can a Person With Dementia Draft a Will?

Can a Person With Dementia Draft a Will?

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 Assisting a parent or senior loved one in planning for the future with dementia can be difficult, but it is necessary. Time is of the essence and the more time that passes after a dementia diagnosis means there is less time for that person to participate in the planning process. Learn more […]

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