Dec 2016

New Online Tool to Help with Alzheimer's Caregiving

If you are an Alzheimer’s caregiver, you may be looking for a new way to organize and share health information. If so, you may be interested in a free online tool that’s designed specifically for caregivers.…

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Tips for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring for Alzheimer's Caregivers

It’s estimated that 70 million adults in the Unites States have high blood pressure or hypertension. If your loved one has been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), you may have many questions…

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What is Postural Hypotension?

Hypotension refers to low blood pressure. Postural hypotension (also called orthostatic hypotension) is a condition that occurs when the blood pressure drops significantly after a person stands up from…

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The Importance of Having a Plan of Care for A Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

According to a recent Gallup Poll, more than 1 in 6 working adults in the U.S. will be a caregiver for a family member, significant other or close friend-at some point in life. Another recent poll indicated…

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Safety for Elderly Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease-New Falls Prevention Technology

If you are a caregiver or family member of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be aware that falls are a serious cause of long term injury (and even death) in elderly adults. According…

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Tips on Effective Communication at Various Stages of Alzheimer's Disease- Part I

If you are an Alzheimer’s caregiver, you may or may not be aware of the challenge of effective communication with your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. Each of the stages of Alzheimer’s…

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Tips on Effective Communication at Various Stages of Alzheimer's Disease- Part II

More tips on effectively communicating with seniors at various stages of Alzheimer’s disease; Give your loved one choices. Instead of making all of the decision for him/her. Ask which outfit he would…

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Improving Your Social Life-Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

As an Alzheimer’s caregiver, you probably know full well that having a social life, in addition to all the daily caregiving tasks you do for your loved one, is a real challenge to say the least.…

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