Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimers’

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 […]

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 […]

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer's

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 2: Sound & Hearing

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, […]

Communicate with People with Alzheimer's

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 1: Touch

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, […]

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 […]

Change Your Diet To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Change Your Diet to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease causes loss of brain function. Like other organs of the body, the brain too requires a supply of nutrients to maintain optimum health. The ideal diet that is good for both brain and heart should include 40% proteins, 40% complex carbohydrates and 20% beneficial fats. Here is a list of food items that […]

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 […]

Transitioning From Partner To Alzheimer's Caregiver

Alzheimer’s: Transitioning From Partner to Caregiver

Most of us prefer to delay bad news. But, when it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the earlier the diagnosis, the better — for the patient and the prospective caregiver. An early diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment/ First stage Alzheimer’s gives the patient some control. He or she can modify lifestyle — more exercise, less […]