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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.

The High Costs of Alzheimer’s

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease costs more than three times what it does for the average older person… Continue reading

More States Adopting Silver Alert Systems

A growing number of states are adopting Silver Alert programs, an alert system that helps locate seniors with Alzheimer’s disease who become lost… Continue reading

Can Doctors Tell When It’s Time to Give Up the Car Keys?

A new study shows doctors may be able to use tests of thinking and perception to help determine whether a person with Alzheimer’s disease can safely get behind the wheel. Continue reading

Abuse of Alzheimer’s Patients Common Among Family Caregivers

More than half of those who cared for a relative with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia admitted to researchers that they had mistreated them. Continue reading

Anti-psychotic Drugs Pose Fatal Risks in People With Alzheimer’s

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease who take antipsychotic drugs may be at increased risk for death. Continue reading

Aiding Alzheimer’s With the Wii Video Game

The Wii video game has proven a popular way for young and old to get a mild workout and enjoy some time with friends and family. It may also be a useful aid for people with Alzheimer’s as well. Continue reading

Counseling and Support Benefits Alzheimer’s Caregivers Worldwide

A first-of-its-kind international trial of caregivers has shown that counseling and support services can benefit those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease when that person is also taking a medication for the disease. Continue reading

Writing May Ease the Stress of Caring for Alzheimer’s

Expressing thoughts and feelings may help caregivers to make sense of a difficult situation. Continue reading

Alzheimer’s to Strike One in Eight Baby Boomers

About one in six female and one in 10 male baby boomers or more than 10 million people overall are expected to come down with Alzheimer’s disease in the coming decades, a new report claims. Continue reading

An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis May Bring Relief

There may be multiple benefits for those with dementia to getting a diagnosis. Continue reading