Tag Archives: friends

Suggesting a Memory Screening

By Kevin Gault It can be a touchy moment: You notice changes in a loved one’s cognitive abilities, want to suggest screening for possible memory deficit, but aren’t sure how to go about doing that. If that sounds like a … Continue reading

What to Expect When You’re Caregiving

Anyone who has cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s knows just how stressful and unpredictable the experience can be. Yet most people who care for a family member with the disease have little preparation or experience when they begin … Continue reading

Friends and Family May Be the Best Detectors of Early Alzheimer’s

Family members and friends may be better judges of early Alzheimer’s disease than standard memory tests, a new study reports. The results could help doctors diagnose suspected Alzheimer’s at an earlier stage, when treatment may be more effective and families … Continue reading

Dwindling Social Circle

Every caregiver will experience a dwindling effect on their social life. Through my own school of hard knocks, I can tell you how my telephone practically stopped ringing. I was at the point where I was about to call “Ma … Continue reading

Funeral Planning

The Benefits of Pre-planning: Peace of mind is the number one reason that most people choose to pre-plan. There are also many other benefits you may want to consider: more time and a clearer perspective, receiving family input, avoiding family … Continue reading

Hospice Care

Hospice is a round-the-clock care service for people who are terminally ill. The goal of hospice is to keep the person with Alzheimer’s as comfortable as possible in the final stages of disease and enable the person to spend precious … Continue reading