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Holiday Safety and Dementia

Holidays are a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate and spend time together, but when you are caring for someone with dementia, holidays can also be overwhelming, stressful and potentially dangerous. A

By | December 11, 2018|Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect in the Lives of Persons with Dementia

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is recognized every year on June 15. Persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia are especially vulnerable to mistreatment. It is estimated that about 4% of older

By | June 28, 2018|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, In the News, Safety|

How Alzheimer’s Affects Sleeping, and What to Do About It

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for our health and to our bodies’ ability to function. As we age, our circadian rhythms—the internal clocks that cycle our brains between sleepiness and alertness—can be transformed.

5 Ways for Caregivers to Care for Themselves

Nearly 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia—a number that is likely to reach 75 million by 2030. As the medical community commits greater attention to dementia’s diagnosis and treatment,

Taking Stress Out of Bath Time

Bathing is a simple everyday task for most people. But for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, even ordinary routines become increasingly difficult—and bath time is no exception. Some individuals with dementia

By | February 12, 2018|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

Hallucinations and Alzheimer’s Disease

Imagine seeing things that frighten you and not being able to make them go away. Or hearing noises that you can’t understand or explain. For many people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, memory

By | January 25, 2018|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Healthcare, Side Effects|