Category Archives: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Rural America Faces an Onslaught of Alzheimer’s Disease

Newsweek published a disturbing article about Alzheimer’s disease and the effect it is having in rural America. Here are the opening paragraphs: June and Dave live in the small town of Ontario, New York— just a couple of miles from … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

Redfin has a very good article about preparing to care for someone with Alzheimer’s in your own home. Here are the opening paragraphs: Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans, about 5.2 million of which are 65 and older. It … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

The Family Caregiver Alliance website has wonderful resources for those caring for seniors. This is only the beginning of a lengthy article about those who care for dementia patients. Please visit the site and read more. Introduction Caring for a … Continue reading

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Six Things Seniors Can Do To Improve Memory

William R. Klemm wrote an interesting article for Psychology Today. It has tips for seniors who need to bolster their memories. Here are the opening paragraphs: “What was it I was looking for in the frigde?” “What was it I was … Continue reading

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World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. You can learn more at this site. Please educate yourself about this terrible disease.

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Elder Rage: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

By Jacqueline Marcell, Author, ‘Elder Rage” For eleven years I pleaded with my ‘challenging’ elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision Making: Do I Know You?

October is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and November is National Caregiver Month. On those topics, here is an excellent article on dementia and the many problems facing a family with this disease. By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG The … Continue reading

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“Compassion Fatigue” Can Easily Hurt Caregivers’ Health and More

Many of us know this from experience, but the Dallas Morning News explained it well recently. Here are the opening paragraphs of an article by columnist Pamela Yip: It’s hard to grasp that caring too much for a sick person can … Continue reading

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Editorial: Recognizing The Scams That Exploit Seniors

An editorial in the Dallas Morning News takes about the vulnerability of seniors to financial scams. I’ve written many times about the trusting nature of our older generation, and how this can be a drawback in this time of crooks with … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people … Continue reading

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