These apps help caregivers coordinate and streamline care, track daily activities, and provide loved ones with cognitive games and activities tailored to their specific abilities and needs.
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Maintaining or adapting family traditions can help someone living with Alzheimer’s disease feel a sense of belonging and connection with their loved ones around the holidays.
These tips and advice to help you prepare for (and enjoy!) the holiday season with your loved one, even if that means adapting celebrations or setting new expectations for the festivities.
Many people with early-stage dementia can live independently or with some in-home help, but some may need assistance from trained professionals in memory care communities. How do you determine when it’s time to seek extra help?
Bailey opens up in a candid conversation about being a full-time caregiver for her divorced parents and her surprising discovery that, in many ways, her father’s alcohol-induced dementia has changed his personality and their relationship for the better.
Elder law attorney Lindsey Graves answers some common questions families have about financial planning for the future after receiving an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
Tombot Puppy CEO Tom Stevens gives an inside look at the technology that powers his company’s robo-dog Jennie and discusses how robo-animals can be introduced into people’s lives and care plans.
Caregivers share what they’ve learned about Alzheimer’s after a diagnosis and the resources that help them gain and share a stronger understanding of the disease.
Board-certified neurologist Dr. Margaret Frey answers some of the most common questions when considering Leqembi as an intervention for Alzheimer’s disease.
At just 29 years old, Kris became a caregiver for her grandmother living with Alzheimer’s disease. She opens up about a day in her life and shares how the responsibility has helped her grow into her identity and discover her life’s true purpose.
United Active Living’s Victoria Janzen and Stephanie Herits answer questions about how this revolutionized care model creates a trust-based relationship in a discussion about the United Minds program.
These super useful items and hacks can help make your loved one’s living environment dementia-friendly.
Yelena Sokolsky, CEO and director of patient services at Galaxy Home Care answers questions about caring for a loved one who is bedridden, offering advice for common challenges and practical daily caregiving tips.
Experts weigh in on the “next steps” for the big move and provide a checklist to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
Jennifer Smith, an assistant senior activities director, discusses the intersection of dementia, caregiving, and community programming.
Experts offer insight into the connection between nutrition, healthy eating habits, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Part two of our series celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Mental Health Awareness Month
Chris Brinkler discusses how digital therapeutic interventions can expand treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and improve quality of life, even for caregivers.
At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help with personal hygiene. There are ways to support them while keeping them comfortable and protecting their dignity.
As a caregiver, you have an essential role in helping your loved one make the most of their time with their healthcare providers.
The caregiving community shares practical tips for explaining your loved one’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis to friends, family members, and other important people in your life.
Traveling with a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging. Caregivers can help make the experience more manageable with the proper preparation and mindset.
The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Network asked the caregiving community to share their best tips for coping with agitated and aggressive behaviors. Read personal experiences and advice directly from caregivers and experts themselves.
4 common (and sneaky) medical problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease that every caregiver should be aware of
Signs and symptoms of these medical conditions appear suddenly and may be mistaken for another condition, or even dismissed or misdiagnosed as signs of dementia.
Help your loved one cope with the dreary months by incorporating indoor and outdoor activities that add stimulation and enjoyment to their daily routine.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, driving becomes dangerous. This four-step approach helps caregivers ease the transition for their loved ones.
Hear what caregivers and experts say about caring for yourself while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
A thorough home safety check can help identify areas where additional safety measures may be needed.
A durable POA is one of the most important legal documents in estate planning for people with Alzheimer’s disease, yet many families do not have one prepared.
Anyone can fall victim to cyber crimes, but older adults, especially those with dementia, are the most-targeted group. Learn how to spot these three common scams.
A guide to choosing the right professional care services — and finding the best providers — for your loved one.
Understanding sundowning symptoms and treatment methods can help you create a plan to manage this challenging time of day.
Here, we’ll examine the evidence for and against several of the most widespread theories of AD’s pathology, along with today’s leading approaches to Alzheimer’s treatment.
Here are nine handy tips for avoiding common conversational pitfalls, so you can communicate more effectively with the person you’re caring for:
Here are some helpful tips for preparing your loved one for the move, and making them comfortable in their new community, facility or home.
You can help your loved one by listening to them, pinpointing the causes of their emotional distress, and taking steps to minimize those triggers. Here are some tips that may help.
Here are some handy tips for keeping your loved one engaged, by choosing activities they’ll genuinely enjoy, and creating an environment that minimizes distraction.
Here are some practical tips for explaining your loved one’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis to friends, family members, and the other important people in your life.
Let’s take a closer look at the four most important non-medical therapies that contribute to a healthy holistic lifestyle for a person with Alzheimer’s.
Here’s an overall breakdown of activities worth including on your daily care plan, along with some tips on making these tasks more easy and enjoyable for your loved one.
Here, we’ll take a closer look at some common triggers for wandering behavior, and discuss some helpful tips for preventing it — or handling it effectively when it does happen.
Here are eight things you need to know about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer — whether you decide to become their main caregiver, hire professional help, or both.
Let’s take a closer look at how diet, exercise and mental stimulation can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, and noticeably improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Here are some tips for gathering the necessary info — and managing money responsibly on behalf of a person who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are seven practical tips for managing common behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s, in ways that will minimize stress — both for you and the person you’re caring for.
Here are five overall tips for caring for yourself as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, so you’ll be better equipped to help the people you love.
Here, we’ll walk through 10 indicators that your loved one could have early-stage Alzheimer’s, and may need to be diagnosed by a medical professional.
Here are 11 super-useful hacks that’ll make your life as a caregiver a whole lot easier, and free you up to focus on making the most of each moment with your loved one:
Here, we’ll break the most important adaptations into five crucial categories, and provide practical tips for optimizing your home environment in each of these areas.
Here, we’ll examine the upsides and downsides of each possibility — so you can make an informed decision that’ll give your loved one an optimal quality of life.
In November 2021, the 14th annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) Conference brought together leading experts on the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s Disease. Here are their findings.
When you find out that a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, your first instinct may be to avoid discussing the diagnosis with young children. However, it’s important to be up-front with them.
Let’s take a closer look at the most promising medicines for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease — and see which are most effective, and how they work.
What’s next for you and the person under your care? Here’s a checklist of practical steps that’ll help you prepare for the immediate future, starting right now.
When a doctor diagnoses your parent, grandparent or partner with Alzheimer’s, it’s normal to fear the worst. You may have heard the disease is all but inevitable for people…
Fun, creative activities can significantly improve the life of a person with Alzheimer’s. In the disease’s early stages, especially, physical and mental stimulation can…
When you find out that a loved one has Alzheimer’s, your first instinct may be to avoid discussing the diagnosis with young children. However, it’s important to be up-front with them.
One of the first things you’ll hear about caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s is that it’s a major financial commitment — and while that’s not easy to hear, it’s absolutely true.
Adapting to full-time home care can involve a lot of trial-and-error for you and your loved one — especially if you try to write the playbook as you go along. But the good news is, you don’t have to!