Alzheimer's & Dementia

A disease unlike any other, Alzheimer's will forever alter you, your loved one and your entire family. Facing these changes may seem impossible but understanding the whole spectrum from mental, physical, emotional, medical and financial will help you meet the challenges. Find insights and support here, to face Alzheimer's with strength and grace.

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Alzheimer's Care Guide

Download Now for Free - Your Alzheimer’s Care Guide! This is the most thorough guide on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Learn from elder care experts, Alzheimer’s caregivers and patients. This guide will equip you with the information necessary to face the many challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
 

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s: To Tell, or Not to Tell? Telling a loved one they have a dreaded disease is an unenviable task. An Alzheimer's caregiver may face this situation many times over when their loved one forgets that they have a cognitive impairment.
Top 8 Truths of Dementia Caregiving Each caregiver's journey is unique. However, there are certain truths about caring for a loved one with dementia that most caregivers come to realize.
Why a Daily Routine is Helpful for People with Dementia Establishing a daily routine can help keep a loved one calm and focused. Learn what activities you should schedule, and when.
"My Mom Has Dementia and Is Telling Lies About Me" What do you do when a parent with dementia is spreading vicious lies about you - but in their mind, it's the truth?
Who Is Worse Off: People with Alzheimer’s or Their Caregivers? A person with Alzheimer's faces a life-altering and ultimately terminal disease. A caregiver faces intensive care requirements, and the pain of watching a loved one lose cognitive abilities.
 

Behaviors Due to Alzheimer's

Hallucinations, Delusions and Paranoia Related to Dementia What caregivers can do to curb elders’ harmful reactions when these behaviors arise.
Sundowner's Syndrome Sundowner's syndromeis a common problem among people with Alzheimer's disease that causes sadness, agitation, fear. These symptoms occur during sunrise or sunset.
How to Handle an Elderly Parent's Bad Behavior “My mother is driving me crazy!” How caregivers can cope with an elderly parent's outrageous, difficult or shocking behavior, such as anger, stubborn, rage, outbursts, argumentative, controlling and negativity.
How to Control Alzheimer's Wandering Wandering away from home is a common, and extremely dangerous behavior associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Things People With Dementia Say: Common Phrases and How to Reply An occupational therapist and dementia expert explains why seniors with memory loss say the things they do, and how a caregiver can respond.
Decoding the Dementia, Depression Link Experts have long been intrigued by the connection shared between depression and dementia. Recent research sheds some additional light on the possible causes of the dementia, depression link.
 

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

An Overview of Alzheimer's Disease Get the facts about Alzheimer's disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and treatments.
The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease What signs and symptoms caregivers can expect as their loved one progresses through each stage of Alzheimer's disease?
The Main Kinds of Dementia There are different kinds of dementia, each with its own symptoms. When a loved one is diagnosed, the first step is to educate yourself on the main types.
 

Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia How to identify the top symptoms and behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
5 Causes of Alzheimer's Outbursts Here are 5 causes for outbursts and how caregivers can manage and prevent behavior issues.
Cognitive Reserve: The First Line of Defense Against Dementia Did you know that your brain may have a built-in defense against Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia? When built throughout a person's lifetime, cognitive reserve can help dely the dementia symptoms of cognitive impairment and memory loss.
 

Tests, Diagnosis and Treatment

How to Tell If You Have Early-Stage Dementia If you are a caregiver, particularly of someone with dementia, you may be worried that you too may be developing the disease.
What Every Caregiver Should Know About Alzheimer’s Research Advancements in knowledge of Alzheimer's are being made frequently, but which results are really relevant to today's caregivers?
Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s: Miracle Cure or Misguided Myth? Caregivers want to know: Can coconut oil help someone who has Alzheimer’s disease? The answer isn’t concrete, but experts weigh in on the advantages and disadvantages of this potential therapy.
 

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