Dec 2014

Avoiding Loneliness for Caregivers Could be a Matter of Life or Death

Many caregivers are aware that taking on tasks as overwhelming as being available full-time, as well as taking care of the needs of their loved ones, can be a real time management challenge. The demands…

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Overcoming the Stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the biggest challenges for caregivers and families as well as individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the stigma surrounding the disease. Many people report feeling misunderstood because…

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Proper Body Mechanics for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Maintaining proper body mechanics is imperative for caregivers to prevent fatigue or injury when lifting, assisting with transfers, or even when helping to re-position a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease…

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Safety Measures for those With Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many changes in the brain that occur as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) that can adversely affect safety in the home. Depending on the stages of AD and the individual’s age, the following…

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The Role of the Caregiver in Alzheimer's Disease

The role of the caregiver changes as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progresses, dependent largely on which stage of the disease the individual with AD is experiencing. In the very initial stage, for example,…

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Music and the Brain - Contact Lee Marie Dashti

Music and the Brain - Gural Mind Matters Series at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Manhattan (For more information, please contact Lee Marie Dashti, Outreach Coordinator, at 212.746.4292 or…

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