How to Help Children Understand Dementia

How to Help Children Understand Dementia

Last Updated: November 26, 2018 Author Jean Demetris shares tips for families on how to explain dementia to children and help them better understand the disease. Her book, “Grandma’s Box of Memories,” speaks to children aged 4-7 years, and prompts a discussion about what they can do to be involved in the care of a grandparent or loved […]

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Books for Children About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Books for Children About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Last Updated: November 23, 2018 Fine artist Kathryn Harrison completed a series of artworks and books related to caregiving and dementia, in response to her personal experience with her mother’s disease. Today, she shares more about her experience with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as 12 books for children about Alzheimer’s and dementia that she would recommend […]

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Dementia Activities and Their Benefits

Dementia Activities and Their Benefits

Last Updated: October 31, 2018 Scott Silknitter, the founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems, shares some dementia activities and their benefits with us, as well as insight to enhancing the quality of life of our parents and senior loved ones living with dementia. Learn more from his discussion with Alzheimers.net. Dementia Activities There are many causes and types of dementia and […]

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Retaining Your Own Sanity as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Retaining Your Own Sanity as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Last Updated: April 30, 2018 Ellen Gerst, author of “A Guide for Caregivers of Aging Parents with Alzheimer’s: Words of Assistance, Comfort and Inspiration,” shares her tips on how to respond to frustrating situations encountered while caregiving. Retaining Your Sanity as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Emotions and intellect don’t always run on parallel trajectories. Your emotional reactions […]

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Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

The holidays can be a time of equal parts sentimentality and stress for any family. But, when you add in a loved one with dementia, those experiences can intensify. Learn more from Mara Botonis, author of “When Caring Takes Courage,” about how to help loved ones have more fun during the holidays. Spending the Holidays with Loved […]

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“Memory’s Last Breath” Memoir Release

“Memory’s Last Breath” Memoir Release

At age 60, Gerda Saunders was an author, college professor, wife and doting grandmother; just days before her 60th birthday she was diagnosed with vascular dementia. She began keeping a journal in which she explores the way her brain is changing and how it affects her sense of self and those around her, especially her […]

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The One-Stop Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The One-Stop Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Author June Andrews, FRCN, is a professor and director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Learn more about her book, “The One-Stop Guide to Dementia,” and her work supporting families, organizations and governments to improve services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and their families. A Guide to […]

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5 Ways to Keep a Loved One Who Wanders Safe

5 Ways to Keep a Loved One Who Wanders Safe

Finding a balance between independence and safety is a challenge for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and for their caregivers. Many people with dementia become disoriented and can wander; in fact, one study shows that six out of 10 people wander during the course of the disease. Fortunately, electronic locating devices and technology can help […]

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