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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

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 3

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

Idle Hands

While caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s always remember this: Idle hands are the devil’s toys, especially in the later stages of the disease. It’s necessary to keep them occupied. Place a photo album, playing cards, magazines in front of … Continue reading

Is Dementia Considered Contagious?

A fellow caregiver recently asked me, “Is dementia contagious?” She explained to me that since she has been caring for her mother who is stricken with Alzheimer’s, she believes that she herself has become more and more forgetful. The stressful … Continue reading

With a Little Help from My Friends

Betty was filling the watercolor paper with multi-colored dots. Dots of blue and green and yellow and pink were raining down everywhere on the paper. Suddenly, Betty stopped and looked questioningly at the aide sitting next to her. “Is this … Continue reading

Living Day To Day

I went to a meeting yesterday of the Torbay Dementia Leadership Group of which I am lucky enough to be Chairperson of. One of the things we discussed was how important it is for an early diagnosis. We all more … Continue reading

The Long Goodbye

Just when a person’s memory really begins to matter most in life, this cruel and heartless disease comes along, disrupting everything and everyone that is close. The fact is, Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease and, unacceptably, has no known cure. … Continue reading

Third-Party Special Needs Trusts: Peace of Mind for Caregivers

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney We are all aware of the importance of getting our family’s financial and legal affairs in order. For family members of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of doing advance planning … Continue reading

Reduce the Risk of Wandering

By Winnie Yu It is a major problem with Alzheimer’s disease patients: the tendency to wander off, away from caregiving loved ones or even their residential care facilities. The results can be devastating. Here’s what you need to know, and … Continue reading

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org How can I communicate better with my loved one who has Alzheimer’s? Learning about Alzheimer’s—how it progresses and how it is managed— is critical to understanding how best to interact and communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading