Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

A Caregiver’s Story: Getting Into a Dementia Patient’s Head
How to better understand what a person with Alzheimer's is thinking and feeling, so you can adjust to troubling behaviors.

10 Tips For Talking to Someone with Alzheimer’s
The mental changes that accompany Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can dramatically alter a person's capacity for communication.

Another World: People With Alzheimer's Share Their Perspectives
Two Alzheimer's-stricken adults have made it their mission to provide caregivers with an insider's view on what it's like to live with the disease

"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?

How Music Affects Memory in People with Alzheimer’s
Research shows that music is powerful medicine, with the ability to elevate mood and decrease anxiety.

Control Alzheimer's and Dementia Outbursts With Re-Learning
Although it's common for those with Alzheimer's & dementia to become agitated, angry or aggressive there is a way you can control outbursts.

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.

More About Caring for Alzheimer's Disease

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

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?

How Memory Loss Happens: Understanding Alzheimer's
The expression, First in, last out ... Last in, first out, is a short way of explaining the long-term and short-term memory of a person with Alzheimer's.

Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Warning Signs, Causes & Prevention of Alzheimer's

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia
How to identify the top symptoms and behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

The Memory Challenge: 8 Ways to Construct Cognitive Reserve
Having a healthy store of cognitive reserve is thought to decrease a person's risk for developing cognitive impairment as a result of dementia. Here are 8 techniques.

Alzheimer’s Risk Factors
The most important risk factors—age, family history and heredity—can't be changed, but emerging evidence suggests there may be other factors we can influence.

Causes of Alzheimer's

Prevent Memory Loss

Tests, Diagnosis and Treatment

Test, Diagnosis and Treatment for Alzheimer's

Is there a medical test for Alzheimer’s?
There is no single test that proves a person has Alzheimer's. A diagnosis is made through a complete assessment that considers all possible causes.

How to Discuss an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
The stress and stigma of Alzheimer's are so powerful they can create conflict and division among even the closest families. Here are a few conversation tips.

How To Tell Family That Mom or Dad has Alzheimer's Disease
When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the burden of telling family and friends often falls on the caregiver's shoulders.

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?

Alzheimer's Tests

Alzheimer's Treatment

Behaviors Due to Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Behaviors

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.

5 Causes of Alzheimer's Outbursts
Here are 5 causes for outbursts and how caregivers can manage and prevent behavior issues.

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.

Do People with Advanced Alzheimer's Know Their Surroundings?
Moments of clarity that appear and disappear are a kind of proof that there is still a great deal going on in the brain of a person with advanced Alzheimer's or dementia.

Alzheimer's Behavioral Problems

Alzheimer's Resources and Tools

Alzheimer's Resources and Tools

Resources For Alzheimer's Caregivers
A list of useful organizations and resources for Alzheimer's caregivers and their elderly parents.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Articles

Alzheimer's and Dementia Questions

Alzheimer's and Dementia Discussions

Recent Questions

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