Alzheimer’s Education

Caregiver Fatigue: How to Avoid It, and How to Treat It

There are many different types of fatigue in life. Each of these comes with its own set of symptoms and root causes. There is one thing that they all have in common: fatigue. If you are one of the 16+ million people who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or age related memory loss, you [...]

By |2019-01-16T16:05:06+00:00January 16th, 2019|Alzheimer's Education|

Having a Festive Holiday Season With Memory Loss

The holidays can be a wonderful time for most people, but for those living with memory loss, the season can bring feeling of anxiety and confusion. There is a dazzling array of bright colors, lights, and loud sounds that can be frightening or overstimulating to some Alzheimer’s disease patients. Of course, not everyone reacts negatively [...]

By |2018-12-05T10:49:01+00:00December 4th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|

Having a Happy Holiday Season With Memory Loss

The further into a memory loss disease a loved one gets, the harder it may seem to want to celebrate the holidays in the same ways you used to. It might not feel the same to have Thanksgiving without grandma, but if her Alzheimer’s disease leaves her frightened by groups of people, bringing her to [...]

By |2018-11-06T10:39:17+00:00November 6th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|

Two Important Ways to Prepare for Your Loved One’s Future With Dementia

There are more than 16 million people who act as caregivers to those with dementia, memory loss, or Alzheimer’s disease. According to Alz.org, that’s roughly 18.4 billion hours of care, which can be valued at almost $232 billion. Most of these caregivers are unpaid family who are taking care of an aging relative, whether that [...]

By |2018-10-05T10:45:13+00:00October 5th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|

5 Tips For Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

For over 5.7 million Americans, daily life can be a struggle to communicate, engage, and care for themselves as they cope with Alzheimer’s disease. For their more than 16.1 million caregivers, daily life can be just as much of a struggle to understand, comfort, and care for their spouse, parent, relative, or friend with Alzheimer’s [...]

By |2018-08-03T14:06:27+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|

Walking To End Alzheimer’s Disease

In our last blog, we talked about Alois Alzheimer, who gave his name to the disease ravaging the brains of over 5 million Americans. He studied the brains of patients in mental asylums to discover the amyloid plaques and tau fiber tangles that are the physical markers of Alzheimer’s disease in a patient’s brain. Despite [...]

By |2018-07-13T15:55:21+00:00July 13th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education, Landmark News|

Alois Alzheimer: The Man and The Disease He Named

Who is the eponymous Alois Alzheimer? His name is linked to the disease which is currently ranked as the sixth leading killer of Americans, though some studies claim that it may actually be the third most leading cause of death (behind heart disease and cancer.) Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 million Americans, with more cases [...]

By |2018-06-07T14:21:38+00:00June 7th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|

Beginning Stages of Memory Loss

The Signs and Symptoms of Age Related Memory Loss As we age, there are some of the body’s processes that slow down or become impaired through the normal course of aging. Among these conditions is age related memory loss, which can be as simple as forgetting someone’s name until later, or misplacing your keys. However, [...]

By |2018-04-30T16:03:48+00:00May 1st, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|

What to Look For in a Memory Care Facility

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or another age related memory loss issue, it can be a long and exhausting process to find the right facility for the respite care, or full time care, that your loved one needs. Having a loved one go through this process can be very difficult, and [...]

By |2018-04-04T12:46:26+00:00April 4th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education, Landmark News|

Normal Age-Related Memory Loss vs Dementia

As we age, things that may have once been brushed off as being absent-minded, scatterbrained, or just having a bad memory start to seem a little more sinister. Could it be dementia? It’s tough to know when you should head to a doctor, so we’ve compiled some facts about normal age based memory decline and [...]

By |2017-11-27T07:35:12+00:00November 13th, 2017|Alzheimer's Education|