Tag Archives: caregiver stress

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

Fitting in Fitness – for Caregivers

By Jennifer Newton Reents, R.N. Making time for physical activity shouldn’t be a last consideration—especially for caregivers. Put fitness at the top of your list. It’s all too familiar. You are stressed and tired, and find there aren’t enough hours … Continue reading

Continuing Care

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, most people are able to continue living at home, provided they have the appropriate support systems in place. The support system starts with a caregiver, someone who has primary responsibility for the care … 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

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

An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis May Bring Relief

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Are At High Risk for Gum Disease

Those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s are at increased risk of dental problems. Continue reading

Making Strides in the Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure

Basic research and scientific sleuthing opens new avenues for treatment. Continue reading

The Delicate Balance of End-of-Life Care

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s poses difficult challenges to the end. Continue reading

Caregiving May Be Hazardous to Your Health

The demands of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can impair physical well being. Continue reading