Alzheimer’s disease is having a Hollywood moment and as this and other illnesses get featured in award-winning films, so too does caregiving. Even before Julianne Moore won the Oscar for best actress in the movie, “Still Alice,” the subject of the film was being used to help raise awareness for a deadly disease. Moore portrays…Details
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet those statistics don’t tell the whole story: there are many people who go undiagnosed, believing that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are normal aging, and then there are people whose memory loss may not be dementia.
What’s so funny about caregiving? Caring for a loved one with dementia is not particularly amusing, but some family caregivers are finding that a dose of humor is just what everyone involved needs.
There comes a time in helping an elder loved one when it becomes clear that there is a need for professional help. Yet this may not always be possible or sustainable for loved ones only.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that brings with it ongoing changes in the person who has it and changes for their loved ones providing support and care. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, became an expert on Alzheimer’s after her own mother was diagnosed with the disease. “People would ask me if my…Details
Dementia Management Tips from The Leader in Specialized Dementia Care “T.H.I.N.K. P.E.A.C.E.” Avoid and eliminate common behavioral issues Toilet – The client may need to void but does not know where to go. Hunger – The client may feel hungry or thirsty and is frustrated. Incontinence – Incontinence causes a person discomfort, pain and embarrassment.…Details
Michael Ellenbogen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 39. A former corporate manager, he now dedicates his time and energy to education and eradication of Alzheimer’s disease. This article was written with the assistance of Emma Steel. Imagine waking up one morning and going about your daily business–you have had breakfast and are about…Details
Offering Insight Into Your New Role When Becoming Your Loved One’s Caregiver Dementia Helpers is pleased to announce a new dementia care resource guide, Guide to Living with Dementia, a resource full of information designed to help you care for a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Northbrook, IL, USA –…Details
Last week, the RAND Corporation reported that dementia care costs are projected to double by the year 2040. Their study predicts that as the baby boomer population ages, cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will increase, requiring a corresponding increase in the need for quality dementia care. The New York Times wrote that “direct health…Details