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Dementia: Coping with Anxiety and the Fear of Being Alone

Individuals with dementia often have anxiety which can make them feel nervous, worried, or cause them to not want to be left alone or out of sight of their caregivers. This typically happens when dementia

By | March 29, 2019|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia|

Safety in Extreme Cold

The weather forecast for this week predicts extremely cold temperatures with record low windchill temperatures and it is important to plan ahead in order to stay safe during the extreme cold, especially for the elderly.

By | January 29, 2019|Alzheimer's, Dementia, Healthcare, Safety|

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,