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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.

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 (ALZinfo.org) 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

The Hospital Problem in Nursing Homes

People with late-stage Alzheimer’s must often be cared for in a nursing home. But a new study shows that many nursing home residents with dementia are needlessly moved to the hospital when infections and other medical problems arise, a move … Continue reading

The Growing Alzheimer’s Family

One in eight older Americans, or some 5.4 million people, has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. And nearly 15 million family members and others are providing unpaid care for them. That means more than 20 million Americans either … Continue reading