Categories: Stages of Alzheimer's disease

The ABC’s of Constipation/Tips for Caregivers-Part I

As we age, many systems of the body begin to slow down, including the elimination system. Most seniors have experienced constipation from time to time, but there are many factors that can make constipation…

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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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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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Spirituality Helps Caregivers Cope with Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Coping with the many twists and turns of dealing with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an ongoing factor for most family caregivers. If you have performed your online research, you are most likely aware…

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Independence is Important for Seniors in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Aging is big news these days as the huge number of baby boomers enter their senior years. But if you take a close look at the news surrounding older adults, many times it’s negative. Topics such…

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Help A Caregiver with Spring Cleaning

Now that spring is just around the corner, many people are planning a spring cleaning day-particularly for seniors. Spring cleaning may not be such a popular activity for younger people these days, but…

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Importance of Developing a Care Plan for Caregiving Part I

As your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease ages, his/her caregiving needs also evolve-sometimes at a steady pace and other times unexpected changes happen rapidly. The key to coping with it all…

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10 Tips on Improving Memory for Seniors

If you are a caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you probably know first-hand what memory loss is all about. For those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (and senior…

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How to Develop a Plan of Care for your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is known for being a progressive disease. If you are an Alzheimer’s caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be wondering just what it…

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Famous Celebrity Makes Public Family’s Fight with Alzheimer’s Disease

There have been many famous celebrities who have battled Alzheimer’s disease Rita Hayworth, Peter Falk, Sugar Ray Robinson and Glen Campbell, to name a few. Most recently, Dallas born actor Owen…

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Help for Those with Memory Problems in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Although memory loss and confusion may be mild these symptoms can cause a high level of frustration. Memory loss may include forgetting recent events,…

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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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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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Insulin may Help Treat Symptoms of Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to Mayo Clinic insulin (the hormone that is released from the pancreas to regulate blood sugar) may be effective in improving memory and cognitive functioning in those with Alzheimer’s disease…

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Evaluate Your Loved One’s Ability to Drive with Alzheimer’s Disease

Everyone knows that as a senior ages, the risk of accidents increases due to debilitating physical and cognitive functioning such as: diminished vision, slower reaction responses, reduced hearing ability,…

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Maintaining a Close Relationship with Your Loved one Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are a caregiver or have a close friend or family member who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be aware of some of the challenges of maintaining ongoing positive…

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Advantages of Planning to Visit Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease over the Holidays

Visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) over the holidays is a great way to check on your family member to evaluate first-hand any changes in his/her disease process. It is well known…

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Dealing with the Grief and Loss of Alzheimer’s Disease

Loss and grief are a normal part of dealing with having a family member with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Whenever life changes suddenly as it does with the progression of the stages of Alzheimer’s…

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Types of Care Available for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

If you are feeling overwhelmed as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are plenty of different types and levels of care available to help with Alzheimer’s…

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The Impact of Alzheimer's Caregiving on the Family

If you are an Alzheimer’s family caregiver, you probably already know that the disease has dramatically affected each member of the family, but those with newly diagnosed loved ones with Alzheimer’s…

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