Dec 2015

Hiring a Care Manager can Help Caregivers Cope with Alzheimer’s Disease

When your family needs support for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, consider hiring a professional care manager. Care managers can be privately paid or appointed by the county and paid for…

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Honor Your Loved One with Alzheimers' Need for Independence

On a psychological level, a person’s independence is closely linked to his/her sense of dignity and identity. When seniors age, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease, the loss of independence…

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Are you a Caregiver Paying too much for a Senior’s Medications?

If you are a caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may have experienced firsthand the high cost of medicine to treat AD. According to a recent study, many seniors with Medicare…

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Report by AARP says Spousal Caregivers Get by with Less Help Than Other Caregivers

According to a recent report by AARP spousal caregivers get by with fewer resources than other caregivers (such as adult children). The typical spousal caregiver is retired, works part-time or is unemployed.…

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Pet Therapy for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

Most people know that pets improve their human’s overall mood, sense of happiness and well-being, but did you know that scientific studies have shown that owning a dog or cat can actually improve your…

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Great Ideas for Spending Quality Time with a Loved one with AD

The best gift you can probably give your loved one at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the gift of time. But what should you do to spend quality time with him/her? Here are some great ideas…

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Improving Balance for Those with Alzheimer's Disease

Falling is a real concern for many seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The number of hospitalizations related to falls in the senior population is astronomically high. Statistics show…

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Recommended Books for Alzheimer's Help

If you are looking for some great reading material for Alzheimer’s help, here is a list of recommended books written specifically for caregivers and those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).…

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