Resources for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Impacts — Actions for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Impacts — Actions for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s and related dementias touch the lives of us all. Most people are either personally caring for a loved one with dementia or know someone who is living with dementia or caring for a person with dementia (or have it themselves). It has become rare to not be affected by dementia. Unpaid family caregivers are… Continue Reading

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family… Continue Reading

10 Tips for Successful Communication with Loved Ones with Dementia

10 Tips for Successful Communication with Loved Ones with Dementia

Family caregivers are challenged everyday when caring for their senior with dementia – frustration, anger, tears, and refusals. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia, affecting as many as 5.5 million people in the United States alone. Day to day caring can often be difficult when the progressive neurological disease worsens over time. It… Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Diabetes Connection — Tips for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Diabetes Connection — Tips for Caregivers

Is there a link between having diabetes and getting dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease? There is growing evidence the answer is yes. Many experts have been investigating how diabetes or uncontrolled blood sugar may impact brain health. We already know and have seen how elevated blood sugar damages our blood vessels, impacting other organs. At the… Continue Reading





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