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Category: Caregiving and Risk Factors

Finding the Wanderers
By Sam Gaines If you need to understand the issue of wandering Alzheimer’s patients and the ongoing effort to find…
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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…
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Talking to Children about Alzheimer’s
By Mary Adam Thomas “The worst thing is the kids. I don’t know how long it’s going to take before…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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Fisher Scientists Discover Protein that Fuels Alzheimer’s Disease, Promising New Treatments Expected
Researchers at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research laboratory published “Gamma-secretase Activating Protein is a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease”…
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Life Insurance
Why is life insurance important? Life insurance can be an important asset for everyone, especially someone with Alzheimer’s disease. The…
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Social Security
What is Social Security? Social Security is a mandatory government program that taxes your income while you are working and…
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Medigap: Medicare Supplemental Insurance
What is Medigap or Medicare Supplemental Insurance? A Medigap policy is health insurance sold by private insurance companies to fill…
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Medicaid
What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? This is a very common question. Medicaid is a type of government…
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Medicare
What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? This is a very common question. Medicaid is a type of government…
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What should I look for in a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy?
Choosing benefits and understanding reimbursement: Long-term care insurance policies work like any insurance policy: you pay a premium, which is…
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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…
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What Medications are Available to Treat Behavioral Problems?
What types of behavioral problems might be expected? In later stages of the disease, people with Alzheimer’s might experience distinct…
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Healthcare Proxy
What is a healthcare proxy? The person designed as a healthcare proxy will make medical decisions for you in the…
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Long-Term Care Ombudsman
What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman? A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for residents of assisted living facilities and…
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10 Tips for Traveling with Your Loved One
1. Bring along an identification tag that your companion can wear around his or her neck. In addition, register him…
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Cash Settlements and Supplemental Income
What can I do if I need cash to pay for expenses? People with life-threatening illnesses like Alzheimer’s sometimes find…
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Are there other treatments for Cognitive Decline?
Are there other treatments for Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease? Strong evidence indicates that vitamin E, taken at a dosage…
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Paying For Healthcare
Many financial issues arise when you are responsible for a loved one’s care. These may be new to you and…
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