Alzheimer's disease

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Tips for Understanding the Effects of Alzheimer's on the Family

The Effects of Alzheimer’s on the Family: Why it’s Important to Understand and Prepare

The effects of Alzheimer's disease on families

Sam Streater, Director of Activities at Saunders House in Wynnewood, PA, says, “When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it has a ripple effect that can impact the entire family. In fact, gerontologists and psychologists often refer to the families of those with memory loss as the ‘invisible second patients.’

Tips for Managing the Challenging Behaviors of Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Managing the Challenging Behaviors of Loved Ones with Memory Loss

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, progressive memory disorders affect the way people feel and act in addition to disrupting their memory and other cognitive skills. Many caregivers find the changes in a loved one’s behavior caused by Alzheimer's to be the most challenging and distressing effect of the disease. 

The chief cause of the behavioral symptoms is the progressive deterioration of brain cells. However, medications, environmental influences and some medical conditions also can cause these symptoms or make them worse.

Tips for a Happy Holiday for You and Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Help Your Loved One with Memory Loss Enjoy the Holidays

Stacey Houseknecht, Director of Quality of Life, at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pa. says, “The holiday season is a truly special time of year. It heralds a spirit of giving, expressions of faith and sharing holiday joy with family and friends.

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