Category Archives: Alzheimer’s Care

Inspirational Personal Stories for Caregivers from Caregivers

Every caregiver has a unique story, and every story has the power to touch the lives of family members, loved ones, friends, coworkers, and the greater community. During National Caregivers Month, it’s time to not only celebrate caregivers for the work they do, but listen to their stories, struggles, and triumphs. Below, we’ve highlighted a […]

Tips for Better Communication with Alzheimer’s Patients

Helping people with Alzheimer’s communicate can be challenging, but it can greatly improve their daily lives. Over time, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Everyone’s situation is unique, and changes in communication may not seem different or pronounced during the early stages of Alzheimer’s. As the disease progresses, […]

Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients with Sundowning Symptoms

When you are caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, you may notice changes in their personality during the late afternoon and evening. You are not alone in experiencing this shift. Doctors call this change in behavior and mood sundowning, or sundown syndrome. The change in sunlight seems to be the trigger. Sundowning symptoms can […]

Handling an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis While Employed

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease while still working poses some challenges. Generally, people don’t think that Alzheimer’s affects those under the age of retirement, but younger-onset Alzheimer’s can develop in people under 65 years old. In the United States alone, there are approximately 200,000 cases of younger-onset Alzheimer’s, and that impacts people who are active […]

Helping Make Financial Plans for Alzheimer’s Patients

Financial matters can be difficult for even the sharpest minds. It’s not hard to understand how someone with Alzheimer’s Disease can struggle with finances, even in early stages. In fact, difficulties with managing money are one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s. If your parent is having trouble paying bills, taxes, counting change, writing checks, […]

How to Talk to Elderly Parents About Driving

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), patients’ symptoms are often mistaken for age-related memory loss, not an ailment. Patients may not realize that they have a progressive disease and are beginning to show signs that indicate more serious cognitive impairment. As Alzheimer’s Disease progresses, it presents challenges that affect critical areas of a […]

A Guide for Alzheimer’s Care: 7 Steps for Maintaining Quality of Life

Preserving the dignity and quality of life of a family member overcome with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is easier to do when you are familiar with the individuality of the AD patient. The following is a checklist of important information you should know about the loved one you are caring for: How does he or she […]

Sundown Syndrome: What is it and How to Cope

Sundown Syndrome, or “Sundowning,” as it is often called, is a physiological condition that affects those who have already received a diagnosis of mixed dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Although it affects a large percentage of those with these diagnoses, many individuals have no idea that the mood swings and periods of confusion that occur during […]