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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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+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 |2019-02-07T18:23:50+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 |2019-02-07T18:22:18+00:00October 5th, 2018|Alzheimer's Education|

Remaining at Home with Dementia: Tips for Staying Safe at Home

To the more than 5 million people with Alzheimer’s or age related dementia, getting their diagnosis was just the first step in the journey. After the diagnosis, planning for the road ahead is crucial because it is important to know how you can best care for your loved one, while also keeping them safe. There [...]

By |2019-02-07T18:22:48+00:00September 6th, 2018|Landmark News|

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+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 |2019-02-07T18:26:35+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|