How to Manage Medications for Better Alzheimer’s Care

Managing medications is at the top of the caregiving responsibilities list. Without proper attention, the consequences can be hazardous to your loved one’s health. It is a daunting task that includes filling prescriptions, adherence to medication schedules, observing outcomes, logging pertinent data, investigative research, and communication with all care partners. What are medications (what are […]

You are what you think. How you think and the thoughts you think determine how you feel, perceive the world, and act. You control your brain.

By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer’s Reading Room There is a continuum of Alzheimer’s caregiving that runs from Burden to Joy. Can how you think affect your Alzheimer’s caregiving effort? Can how you act effect your caregiving effort? Can how you talk and the words you use effect your caregiving effort? Can how you speak to a person living with […]

10 Tips to Help You Cope with Dementia-related Sundowning

  Editor’s Note: The term “Sundowning” is sometimes used as a negative label which can be damaging to the care provided, and results in unjust stereotyping. This contributes to approaches to care that focus on weakness rather than strength, illness rather than wellness, and victims rather than whole persons. It’s important, as the author states, […]

Differences Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Dementia isn’t a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning.Though dementia generally involves memory loss, memory loss has different causes. So memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia.   Alzheimer’s Reading Room The words Alzheimer’s and dementia are often […]

Communicating with Your Parent’s Doctor

Communicating with Your Parent’s Doctor Posted On 24 Mar 2017 By : Kimberley Fowler Despite the several checks and balances that are in place across our healthcare system, the fact remains that ensuring a strong continuum of care for your family member, parent or spouse is an important responsibility for every caregiver Learn more about […]

6 Major Risks Arising from the Growing #Dementia Crisis @LamsonAndCutner

By Cynthia Kuster There’s a saying: “No good deed goes unpunished.”  For better and for worse, that applies to America’s aging population.  Due to better health habits, better diets, and the growing ability of medicine to treat physical ailments, people are living longer – often, much longer – than they did even one generation ago.  […]

@APlaceForMom Tips for Understanding your #Aging Parents

Although it goes by at the same pace it always has, as we age, time feels more fleeting. That’s why, when it comes to your aging parents, it’s important to take the necessary time to really understand them, not as your parents, but as the person they are and the person they have become. Although many adult children […]