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Caring For Someone With Dementia?

Practical Advice For Providing Care For A Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease And Other Types of Dementia. Often it is simply intuition to help relate to and make decisions on what best to do when providing care for a loved one with memory loss. Unfortunately, when dealing with Alzheimers's disease and other types of dementia, one's instinct is often counterintuitive. [...]

Sundowning: How to Restore Nighttime Peace

Alzheimer’s patients often have problems with sleeping or may experience changes in their sleep schedule know as sundowning. Sundown syndrome is a neurologically based condition associated with increased restlessness and confusion in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly related to Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with other types of dementia, the timing of the patient's confusion [...]

A Lesser Known Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease: Anosognosia

Anosognosia, Is Also Called Lack Of Insight.  It Is A Symptom Of A Severe Mental Illness That Impairs One's Ability To Understand And Perceive Their Own Illness. “I do NOT have Alzheimer’s disease! There is not anything wrong with me!” If you have listened to a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly express this or a similar sentiment, it is [...]

By |2018-04-21T18:43:35+00:00March 17th, 2018|Alzheimer's Care, Dementia|

Great News in Aging Care: Closer to a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Experts Are Cautiously Optimistic About Developing Treatments That Can Treat Or Significantly Delay The Progression of Alzheimer's, Helping All Involved In Aging Care.  Is it possible that the race towards finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease may be entering the home stretch? Maybe, as over $900 million in funding is now available for research. Family members affected by [...]

By |2018-04-21T18:08:01+00:00December 18th, 2016|Aging Care, Alzheimer's Care, Senior Health Care|

Tips For Caregivers On Managing Alzheimer’s Mood Swings

Caregivers Need To Remember That Alzheimer's Disease Is Causing The Behavior. Caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s, or another form of dementia, know all too well the varied and complex behaviors associated with the disease. The brains of people with Alzheimer's have physical and chemical changes that affect them in so many ways. Significant personality changes are among the most common. [...]