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 mental, physical, emotional, legal and financial effects of dementia will help you meet these challenges. Here you will find guidance and support to handle this unique ordeal with strength and grace.

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Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

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?

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.

Behaviors Due to Alzheimer's

Hallucinations, Delusions and Paranoia Related to Dementia You can't prevent them, but how you respond can help deal with the reactions, such as aggression, agitation and violent outbursts.
Sundowner's Syndrome You might notice their mood and behavior change quickly to sadness, agitation and or fear. The cause of these behavior changes tend to develop just before dark but you can lessen their affects.
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 The stress can weigh heavily on you when one with Alzheimer's disease becomes disoriented, confused and afraid. While completely preventing them to wander is near impossible, you can minimize their risk.
Things People With Dementia Say: Key Phrases and How to Reply Hearing them repeat the same question multiple times in a matter of minutes can be extremely difficult and frustrating for you. Find out how to respond and how to get them to stop.
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

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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