Safety Concerns for Your Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

When you’re providing Alzheimer’s care for a loved one, safety is one of the biggest factors to consider. Memory changes and cognitive decline can lead to a number of different safety concerns. People with Alzheimer’s disease are ...
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Ways to Honor Your Loved One During World Alzheimer's Month

Each September, countries around the globe recognize World Alzheimer’s Month. This annual campaign was first started in 2012 for the purpose of raising awareness of this disease and fighting against the stigma of dementia. Whether your loved ...
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Medication Safety Issues Later in Life

Medication safety is a major issue for seniors, and for those receiving Alzheimer’s care, it looms even larger. Memory loss can make medication management nearly impossible, which in turn can lead to serious consequences. These strategies can ...
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The Challenges of the Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation is the term used for people who are both caring for children and at least one elderly relative. The demands of providing this kind of continuous care for loved ones can lead to anxiety, depression, and physical health ...
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Recognizing the Late Stage of Alzheimer's

The late stage of Alzheimer’s disease is particularly difficult for families to cope with, as it indicates that death could be imminent. Each case is highly variable, however, and this last stage may last for a few weeks or a few years. During ...
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Meaningful Activities for Memory Care Residents

Residents of memory care homes can enjoy meaningful and stimulating work, despite their cognitive and physical limitations. These activities give joy to the residents’ lives, preserve quality of life, and may help slow cognitive decline. When ...
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When It Is Time to Stop Driving

Years of experience behind the wheel has made driving like second nature for older adults. But although driving can feel intuitive, it does require attentiveness, sound judgment, and rapid reactions. When a loved one has been told that he or she will ...
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Questions and Answers About Balance Problems

One major cause of disability among seniors is fall-related injuries. Individuals receiving Alzheimer’s care are at a particularly high risk of falls due to impaired balance and overall declining mobility. Fortunately, there are effective ways ...
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A Closer Look at Reversible Dementias

Alzheimer’s may be the most common type of dementia, but there are many other forms of it. Some dementias are even reversible with the proper medical care. While the individual is recovering, specialized dementia care can help families meet ...
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A Closer Look at Memory Care

Memory care is a specialized form of Alzheimer’s support. As you will learn when you watch this featured video, people with Alzheimer’s require different levels of care at different stages of the disease. As the family’s ability to ...
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