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Warning Signs and Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Necessity of Caring for the Caregiver (Video)

This video briefly explores the warning signs and effects of Alzheimer’s. It also mentions resources and ways caregivers can get the help they themselves need. One important take-away from the video is that families of today typically can not and … Continue reading

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Helpful Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center Resource Lists

Caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease will find it essential to become better educated about the disease and how it affects daily life. The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, also known as ADEAR, has a collection of resource lists … Continue reading

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What Can Caregivers Do to Help Them Cope When a Loved One has Alzheimer’s?

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be difficult. In addition to taking care of a relative’s physical needs, there is also an emotional component to dealing with Alzheimer’s. Caregivers can easily get exhausted by the responsibilities and daily … Continue reading

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Alzheimers.gov – A Helpful and Informative Hub of Alzheimer’s Information and Resources

Have you visited Alzheimers.gov recently? If you have never visited, you will be surprised by all the helpful hints provided and resources listed on the website. If it has been a long time since your last visit, then you should … Continue reading

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Brochure Covers Basic Information on Alzheimer’s Disease, Treatment Options and Getting Help

There is a brochure available from the Alzheimer’s Association that provides a basic introduction to Alzheimer’s disease. The title of the brochure is “Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease – What it is and what you can do”. In addition to giving … Continue reading

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Medication Questions Caregivers of Someone with Alzheimer’s Should Ask

A person with Alzheimer’s disease may need to take various medications for a number of reasons. Medication can be used to manage behavior changes or for many other conditions. As a caregiver, it is important to know the name and … Continue reading

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National Institutes of Health Video “Simplifying Mealtime” – Great Caregiver Tips for Mealtime

There are a number of things to consider when providing meals  for your loved one with Alzheimer’s. Offering too many choices of food at mealtime may overwhelm the person with Alzheimer’s. Also, too much visual or audio stimulation from a … Continue reading

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VP of Constituent Services for Alzheimer’s Association Answers Caregiver Questions asked on Facebook

The video below contains a number of helpful tips and recommendations for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services, answers questions asked by caregivers on the Alzheimer’s Association’s Facebook page. In this video, you … Continue reading

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Fun Projects for Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s patients tend to have trouble focusing and problems remembering details, but that does not mean they have to be bored! There are a number of activities people with Alzheimer’s can do that are not only fun, but also can … Continue reading

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Taking Care of a Loved One? You are not Alone!

Has a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease recently? Have you been dealing with the disease for years? Whatever your situation, help is available! This article lists some of the frequent concerns caregivers face each day. Information about the … Continue reading

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