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Handling the enormity of Alzheimer’s Caregiving
There will be days when a loving caregiver will want to tear their hair out! Alzheimer’s takes a great toll on family members who grieve daily for the disappearing identity of the person afflicted with the disease. Here’s how to handle the enormity of caregiving.
Having a Purpose Wards Off Alzheimer's
Individuals who report having a greater purpose in their lives appear less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or its precursor, mild cognitive impairment.
Here’s How to Slow Brain Shrinkage of Alzheimer’s Disease
Here are the encouraging results of the latest research studies for slowing brain shrinkage:
Holiday Tips for the Caregiver
The Holidays are coming and along with it fun and nervous energy. As a caregiver to an Alzheimer’s patient, it is often difficult to feel festive and grateful. Here are some tips to reset your rythm and enjoy the holidays.
How a Biceps Curl Helped an Alzheimer’s Patient
In the hope of preventing or at least postponing Alzheimer’s people are urged to exercise. Yet it is worthwhile to consider the brain quality for those currently afflicted with Alzheimer’s who exercise. A trainer shares her experiences with an 88-year old patient.
How to Alleviate Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients
People with Alzheimer’s are likely to experience depression. However, depression can be managed and alleviated and once that happens not only does mood improve, but so does function.
How to Avoid Burnout for Dementia Caregivers
It is important for caregivers to take care of themselves. A caregiver is like the fixed point of a compass around which the Alzheimer’s individual revolves.
How to Celebrate the Holidays
The holidays are exciting, just bursting with festivities: Lights, colors, new furniture, visitors and parties. However, for the Alzheimer’s patient this time period might be overwhelming, even frightening. Here are seven coping tools to make the holiday brighter for both caregiver and loved one.
How to Cope with the Boredom of Alzheimer’s
When Alzheimer’s patients are bored, they will engage in behavior patterns that are described by geriatric psychiatrists as problematic. We need to be prepared with daily positive and motivating activities. Here are some suggestions to restore dignity and good humor for both caregiver and patient.
How to Get an Alzheimer's Parent to Accept Care
"My grandmother has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and the doctor told her that she needs more full time care. She won´t even entertain the idea. What do I do?"
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