Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s Association’

Memories in the Making

Art Therapy Program Helps Those with Alzheimer’s Communicate

Memories in the Making® is a fine arts program for people with Alzheimer’s. As part of the Memories in the Making program, patients with no art background create art to regain the ability to communicate while boosting self-esteem and opening the channels of communication with loved ones. Memories in the Making classes are led by […]

Alzheimer's Caregiver Health Examined

Examining the Health of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease for its victims — but it can also take a toll on a patient’s caregiver. Led by epidemiology professor Joan Monin, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have conducted a study evaluating the ways in which Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers maintain stable and trusting relationships. Caregivers are […]

Difficult Behaviors Of Alzheimer's Patients

5 Familiar (and Difficult) Behaviors of Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s can be tough on caregivers, especially when difficult behaviors like aggression or wandering occur. Read about five common Alzheimer’s behaviors and what you can do to respond effectively. Alzheimer’s disease leads to progressive deterioration in the brain, which causes problems with memory and cognition. Even more heartbreaking, these changes to the brain can cause […]

10 Facts About Alzheimer's Disease That You Didn't Know

10 Things You Don’t Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the World Health Organization, more than 18 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to grow to 35 million by 2025. While most people are fairly familiar with the Alzheimer’s symptoms relating to loss of memory, there are many other issues about Alzheimer’s that remain unknown. Consider for […]

Recognizing The Signs Of Caregiver Stress

How To Recognize The Signs of Caregiver Stress?

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include more than memory loss. People with Alzheimer’s have trouble communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning and the symptoms get worse over time. That may leave you in a position of providing ever more care and support for your loved one. Caregiving is a rewarding act of love, but it’s not always […]


Exercise Trumps Brain Games in Keeping Our Minds Intact

It’s inevitable that as we age, our brains get smaller. Nerves die off, losing their connections, and that leads to a thinned out network feeding our thinking functions. But brain shrinkage isn’t inevitable, according to the latest study of elderly adults. In recent years, as more research reveals the benefits of staying both physically and […]


Tips on How to Plan Ahead for Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include more than memory loss. People with Alzheimer’s have trouble communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning — problems severe enough to have an impact on their work, social activities and family life. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness. While the disease affects each person differently, symptoms will gradually worsen and there will […]

Choir for people with Alzheimer's or dementia

Sing Here Now! Choir for Elderly With Memory Loss

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a unique way for the elderly to keep active and stimulate cognitive function. Sing Here Now is a choir program for elderly people experiencing memory loss and people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many local Alzheimer’s Association chapters have a choir program, although the Oregon chapter is the first to implement […]


Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

A parent, sibling or spouse has been just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia (ADRD). In a somewhat perfect world, family members would receive an orientation to the disease, and learn how it affects their loved one’s behavior. They would quickly begin to learn how to deliver daily care and maintain best function. […]


Oregon Unveils New Alzheimer’s Care Plan

Oregon publicly released the State Plan for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias. I am proud and humbled to say that Endear for Alzheimer’s has been written into the plan as a key partner and integrated with specific duties in order to make Oregon a better place for people and Family of affected by Alzheimer’s. Thanks to […]