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Tips and strategies on caring for a loved one with dementia: Seek help and support at home and away, and minimize the stress of Alzheimer’s care.

Coordinated Care Lets Alzheimer’s Patients Stay at Home Longer

Elderly men and women with Alzheimer’s and other serious memory problems who got home visits and care assessments from a nurse and memory care coordinator were able to remain at home much longer than those who didn’t get such visits, … Continue reading

Reddit community helps find missing mom with Alzheimer’s

A Reddit user posted a plea on the link-sharing site Tuesday after his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, disappeared from the family’s New York City apartment. The user, joshgoldberg89, provided photos and a description of his mother, May, and … Continue reading

Buddy Programs Pair Medical Students with People with Alzheimer’s

Programs that pair medical students with people with Alzheimer’s are gaining popularity at medical schools across the country. By allowing students to spend time with and get to know people with dementia, the programs increase awareness of what it’s like … Continue reading

Rhode Island Extends Paid Work Benefits to Caregivers

An innovative new law in Rhode Island, the Temporary Caregiver’s Insurance law, provides for paid time off for workers who must take time off from a job to care for a sick family member. The law will likely provide some … Continue reading

The Soaring Costs of Alzheimer’s Care

As a generation of baby boomers continues to grow older, costs of care for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are expected to soar in the coming decades, from an estimated $159 to $215 billion in 2010 to more … Continue reading

Finding Dementia Sufferers Who Get Lost While Driving

Various methods may help boost success in finding drivers with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia who get lost, a new study suggests. They include prompt notification of law enforcement officers, detailed descriptions of the missing person and not … Continue reading

Promoting Independence With Alzheimer’s Care

Independence can be an important part of living with Alzheimer’s disease. But some caregivers may be inadvertently undermining the independence of those they care for by underestimating their abilities to carry out everyday tasks. Those are the findings of new … Continue reading

Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, for the 7th time

Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, for the 7th time New York, NY — The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation ( today announced it has received the highest, 4-star, rating for the … Continue reading

What the Health Care Ruling Means for Seniors

News that the Supreme Court left standing the major provisions of the health care overhaul means that many of the changes that have taken place and that are slated to take place in the coming years will continue to roll … Continue reading

Family Gatherings and Alzheimer’s

The activity and festivities during Passover and Easter pose special challenges for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The hurried pace can be trying at times for just about anyone, but for someone coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the change in routine … Continue reading