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 |2019-02-07T18:27:00-07:00August 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 |2019-02-07T18:26:35-07:00July 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 |2018-06-07T14:21:38-06:00June 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 |2018-04-30T16:03:48-06:00May 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 |2018-04-04T12:46:26-06:00April 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 |2017-11-27T07:35:12-07:00November 13th, 2017|Alzheimer's Education|

How to Know When it’s Time for a Memory Home

Deciding that your loved one may need to move to a Memory Home will likely be among one of the most difficult decisions you ever make. Many people feel guilt that they are unable to be the caregiver for their parent that their parent was for them. If your loved one is suffering from a [...]

By |2017-10-15T14:33:05-06:00October 9th, 2017|Alzheimer's Education|

Therapeutic Fibbing

I ended my last blog with “Please don’t try to correct the person with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Just be present in their reality, accepting where they are, in their world, at this moment, enjoying wherever the interaction takes you!” I have heard a great term for a method that can help us to do that very thing! [...]

By |2017-09-11T08:04:59-06:00September 11th, 2017|Alzheimer's Education|

Communication and Alzheimer’s / Dementia

One of the most difficult things for families and care giver's is the change in communication that comes with the progression of Alzheimer's/Dementia (A/D). Persons with A/D are no longer able to perceive the world as we see it, yet we continue to try to converse and make them understand in the same old ways, [...]

By |2017-06-27T18:55:01-06:00June 19th, 2017|Alzheimer's Education|

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout when a Loved One has Dementia/Alzheimers

Family members and loved ones deal with a lot of stress when a person is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's. A diagnosis like this can be incredibly scary for everyone around, and it can often lead to depression in caregivers. The golden rule in rendering aid when your loved one has dementia is that you [...]

By |2017-06-01T17:43:35-06:00May 24th, 2017|Alzheimer's Education|
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