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Elderly Friendly Communities: Aging Together

The World Health Organization has been creating awareness for a growing sector in the world: the aging population. Every month, one million people turn 60, most of them in developing countries. In the US alone, seven people turn 65 every minute, for a staggering 10,000 a day, according to 2017 statistics. What this means is [...]

By |2019-07-16T10:20:47-06:00July 16th, 2019|Landmark News|

Talking About Alzheimer’s With Your Loved Ones

One of the many things to do when you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other memory related issue is to tell the rest of the family. From the oldest to the youngest members, the only way to approach memory issues is with clear and open communication. This can be [...]

By |2019-06-05T11:17:38-06:00June 5th, 2019|Alzheimer's Education|

Springtime with Dementia: Activities for Engagement

Spring has shown its colors! As the flowers start to bloom and the trees fill in with green again, it’s nice to feel a sense of hope for the coming seasons. Sometimes it can be hard to find hope, especially for those with a diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These memory-stealing diseases can leave [...]

By |2019-06-05T11:19:18-06:00May 8th, 2019|Alzheimer's Education|

Dementia Or Alzheimers: The Differences in Cognitive Impairment

According to Alz.org, a leader in Alzheimer’s information and research, there are more than 50 million people who suffer from some form of dementia in the world. Of those 50 million, 5.8 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States alone. Those 5.8 million Alzheimer’s patients have over 16 million caregivers - not [...]

By |2019-06-05T11:18:43-06:00April 10th, 2019|Alzheimer's Education|

What is a Memory Care Facility vs Other Kinds of Care Facilities

There are many things to consider when you are diagnosed with memory loss, whether through disease, age, or injury. One of those concerns is probably: Who will take care of you as your condition changes? If you are a caregiver, you may ask “How will I care for my loved one through this time?” While [...]

By |2019-03-06T12:51:43-06:00March 6th, 2019|Landmark News|

Setting Things Straight: Tips for Finances and Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many new and challenging things happening as you take care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease, age related dementia, or standard memory loss with age (which many adults see in later life).  As personality and motor functions are taken over by the progressive nature of these diseases, you will find yourself dealing with new [...]

By |2019-02-07T18:20:07-06:00February 7th, 2019|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 |2019-02-07T16:20:16-06:00January 16th, 2019|Alzheimer's Education|

Enjoy a Festive Holiday Season Even 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 |2019-02-07T18:25:37-06:00December 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 |2019-02-07T18:23:50-06:00November 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 |2019-02-07T18:22:18-06:00October 5th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|