Posts Tagged ‘Dementia’

Difficulties with ageing

How to Care for Someone With Alzheimer’s from Another State – Preparing Yourself for the Fallout Part: 3

Part III: Preparing Yourself for the Fallout By Elaine C Pereira, MA OTR/L, CDP, CDC - Author of the multi-award winning memoir: I Will Never Forget-A Daughter’s Story of Her Mother’s Arduous And Humorous Journey Through Dementia Today is the final article in the popular blog series: Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s From a Long Distance, written […]

I Will Never forget

Support Alzheimer’s and Dementia on “The Longest Day”

Tomorrow is the longest day of the year. A day that brings the most sunshine. Friends and families enjoy barbecues, parties, sports and gatherings. It is a day full of enjoyment for most of us. However, for some families tomorrow is a difficult day. People who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease often suffer from a symptom […]

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, […]

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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, […]

Healthy Diet May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

7 Foods That Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

The best thing you can do to keep your brain working the way you want it to: exercise, and eat right. “Nutrition is very, very important to brain health,” says Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist and member of scientific advisory board for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Surprisingly, the brain is made up of […]

What's The Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and AD is the cause of the symptom. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living….. Too often, patients and […]

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 […]