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.

By | April 10, 2018|Adult Day Services, Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Sundowning|

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|

New Year, New Look, New Name, Enhanced Services

As our organization continues to grow, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services is changing our name and updating our logo. We’re excited to announce that on January 1, 2018, our official name became MemoryLane Care Services.

Alzheimer’s and the Urge to Wander

Caregivers understandably panic when someone with Alzheimer’s gets lost, even momentarily. Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have an increased propensity to wander, become lost, or feel confused in familiar settings. Therefore, it’s

By | November 22, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Safety|

Confusion Rises When the Sun Falls

Many people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience increased confusion during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Sundown syndrome, or sundowning as it’s usually called, affects nearly 20 percent of those with

By | October 3, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Side Effects, Sundowning|

Danger: Driving with Alzheimer’s

While driving is second nature for many people, operating a motor vehicle becomes increasingly difficult—and, indeed, dangerous—for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. And for seniors in general, the notion of not driving

By | September 12, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Communication, Dementia, Safety|
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