Posts Tagged ‘caregivers’

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Research Study In Los Angeles, CA and Orlando, FL

New Paid Research Study Needs Alzheimer’s Patients

Schlesinger Associates is currently in the process of recruiting Alzheimer’s disease patients and their immediate family caregivers for two paid, in-person market research studies that we will be conducting at our Los Angeles, CA and Orlando, FL focus facility locations during the week of June 24th. If you or someone you know is interested in […]

Surviving The Holidays As An Alzheimer's Caregiver

Surviving the Holidays as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Humor can get you through the holidays. With three family members suffering Alzheimer’s, laughter has been essential. (Look, Grandpa can hide his own Easter eggs! Let’s just re-gift everything we gave him last year!). In all seriousness, being an Alzheimer’s caregiver around the holidays, populated with strange faces, blinking lights and open flames, can be […]

Increasing Alzheimer's Memory

Navigating The Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. Some think memory loss is just a facet of growing old. However, it is not part of the normal aging process. Exercise, family history, diet and cardiovascular disease effect the onset. According to the 2010 World Alzheimer’s Report, there are over 35.6 million people worldwide living with some form […]

Creativity In Seniors With Alzheimer's Disease

Creativity Still Flows In Seniors With Alzheimer’s Disease

When we hear the term “dementia,” it often causes fearful reactions, and many people think of it as a disease that means the end of life as one knows it. But seniors who have dementia can still live lives full of creativity. In fact, creative outlets can help seniors with the illness grow and learn, […]

YogaHelpsReduceStressOfAlzheimer'sCaregivers

Yoga Reduces Stress Levels for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who care for those stricken by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Now they know why. As previously reported, practicing a certain form of chanting yogic meditation […]

YogaReducesStressForAlzheimer'sDiseasePatients

Yoga Reduces Stress In Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who care for those stricken by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Now they know why. As previously reported, practicing a certain form of chanting yogic meditation […]

Helping Alzheimer's Patients Stay Independent

Helping Those With Alzheimer’s Disease Stay Independent

A new study shows that caregivers may be unintentionally robbing those with Alzheimer’s of their independence and self-worth. According to a researcher at the University of Alberta, while caregivers — whether family members or professionals — may just want to help, they often take over tasks that the person with Alzheimer’s is more than capable […]