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How do I care for family from far away?

How to Care for Someone With Alzheimer’s from Another State – Distance Caregiver Tips Part: 1

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s From a Long Distance, is a 3-part series written by Author and former caregiver; Elaine Pereira. We will post each new article in her series each Thursday for the next 3 weeks. The following outlines her extremely helpful articles.    Part I - Helps you to make the decision: To Move […]

Ways to Cope with Thanksgiving Grief

The holiday season can be a stressful emotional time for some families. There are added pressures and expectations, busy schedules and family obligations. During the holidays we spend a lot of time with family. It is a wonderful time of year, although many times the holiday or being around certain family members can remind us […]

Help Appetite

How to Beat Lack of Appetite in Alzheimer’s Patients

As people with Alzheimer’s progress through the disease they begin to lose the intensity of some senses. The ability to distinguish colors is often the first to become blunted. Taste and smell can diminish as well in later stages. However, strong tastes and smells are typically retained. A family member with dementia may react positively […]

Foods that reduce dementia risk

Recipes That Help Reduce Chances of Alzheimer’s

A healthy diet and lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Tinky Weisblat is an Author who writes about her experience as a caregiver for her mother. Her books include stories about their interactions. Her mother loved to cook. Tinky and her mother cooked together regularly throughout her mothers stint with Alzheimer’s. She […]

Cooking with family with dementia

How Cooking Can Make Life Better for Someone with Alzheimer’s

It is important to keep family members who have Alzheimer’s or dementia active. It can be beneficial to give Alzheimer’s patients an activity to do that they enjoy. Specifically an activity that they did before they were diagnosed with the disease. Activity (for all people) keeps your mind sharp, increases energy and morale. Tinky Weisblat […]

Caregiver tips

Tips to Help Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

When Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s: Focusing on Safety and Reduced Caregiver Stress By Linda Bright Caring for a person suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia can easily get the best of anyone, from caregiving professionals to family members who volunteered to care for their loved one. It’s not uncommon for caregiving to rest on the […]

Use sight to understand Alzheimer's

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 5: Vision

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

Taste Effects On Alzheimer's Disease Patients

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 4: Taste

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

understand Alzheimer's with senses

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 3: Aroma & Smell

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

Mentoring Children Helps Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s and Mentoring Children

Alzheimer’s and Mentoring Children By Marlene Wallace, RN The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is still not totally understood but medical researchers know it involves the brain’s memory, language and thought processes. Currently, there is no cure or medication that proves to be beneficial with Alzheimer’s disease. However, medical experts do believe that taking part in […]