Alzheimers

Tips for Deciding When the Time Is Right for Professional Memory Care Services

How to Know When It’s Time for Professional Memory Care Services

As a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, you probably have concerns about what the future holds. How fast will changes occur? What can I expect to happen next? How will I know what to do?

Because progressive memory loss affects individuals in different ways, it can be very difficult to predict the future with any degree of accuracy. As memory care experts remind us, the only thing you can be certain of is that the challenges facing your loved one – and you – will only increase with time.

Tips for Effectively Communicating with Your Loved One with Dementia

Effectively Communicating with Your Loved One with Dementia

For loved ones who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the ability to communicate will typically decline with the passage of time. The progressive nature of these forms of memory loss result in the slow erosion of verbal communication skills as the pathways in the brain are damaged. Because of this progression, it becomes increasingly difficult for loved ones to find the right words to converse, as well as to understand what others are saying.

7 Benefits of Respite Care: Tips for Caregivers

7 Benefits of Respite Care: A Physical and Emotional Oasis for Caregivers

A recent Commonwealth Fund study reported that 60 percent of the family caregivers surveyed, ages 19-64, reported “fair or poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33 percent of non-caregivers. This report comes as no surprise to family members who are the primary caregivers of loved ones who need help with everyday living. In fact, the physical, emotional and economic burdens on caregivers today can frequently become overwhelming without some form of personal support. 

Tips for Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Is It Normal Memory Loss or Dementia?

Recently, The National Institute on Aging estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans might currently have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia today. They also projected that there could be as many as 16 million cases by 2050.

Balancing Act: Tips for Maintaining Your Equilibrium as You Age

Balancing Act: The Importance of Maintaining Your Equilibrium as You Age

To quote Denver Post columnist William Porter, “Life is all about attaining balance, we are told. That becomes literally true as we age.”


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