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How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

By Winnie Yu Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s laundry, or providing 24/7 care to an aging relative, many Americans these days are familiar with the rigors of caring for a loved one. According to the Family … Continue reading

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

Home-Based Training May Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

A home care program that used nurses and occupational therapists to aid people with Alzheimer’s in their homes brought benefits to patients as well as those caring for a loved one with the disease, researchers report. The benefits of such … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a backseat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver … Continue reading

Clinical Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Dr. Barry Reisberg Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a characteristic process with readily identifiable clinical stages. These clinical stages exist in a continuum with normal aging processes. The clinical stages of AD can be described in alternative ways. For example, … Continue reading

An Alzheimer’s Holiday

Once you become an Alzheimer’s caregiver, vast life changes and sacrifices need to be made. Your holiday plans may be disrupted because simple family rituals have taken your Alzheimer’s patient out of his or her daily routine. Like everybody else, … 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

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

Long-Term Care Insurance

What is Long-Term Care Insurance? Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) is an investment in your future healthcare needs. With the rising cost of healthcare (home healthcare, assisted living, adult day care, nursing home) and the financial and emotional stress an illness … Continue reading

Healthcare Proxy

What is a healthcare proxy? The person designed as a healthcare proxy will make medical decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make them yourself. Typically, this is part of legal pre-planning. Why is a healthcare … Continue reading