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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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What does Endear for Alzheimer’s do?

Sometimes during events, conferences, or even from friends I get the question:”So, what does Endear for Alzheimer’s do?”. I explain to them that we provide needed resources to the families of those with Alzheimer’s. Even after they have seen our sites, read our articles and followed our social networks they still have questions. They have […]