Tag Archives: Caregiving

Joan Lunden edition – Preserving Your Memory magazine

Taking Care with Joan Lunden: The TV personality talks about caregiving.   The Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Now What? Learn what your next steps should be when a loved one gets the Alzheimer’s diagnosis.   Getting Personal: Personal care can be a … Continue reading

Reaching Out to Caregivers

A new book aims to help dementia caregivers connect with their loved ones—in sometimes surprising ways. By Sam Gaines Caregiving for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be fraught with frustration, but it also can be rewarding in … Continue reading

Finding Your Elder-Law Attorney

It is of the utmost importance to find a qualified attorney to help you plan for the future, particularly when a debilitating illness such as Alzheimer’s enters the picture. But what do you look for, and how do you go … Continue reading

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

The Healing Power of Yoga

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Three women in their 60s and 70s recline on their backs on yoga mats with their eyes closed and their hands turned palms up. Certified yoga instructor Helena Bray begins savasana, the final relaxation. Her voice … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 2

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 magazine and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear … Continue reading

A Moving Deliberation

A daughter—the one who tends to be around the most regularly—is giving some serious thought to flying the coop. Though she’s voiced a bit of the inner battle with herself (be a grown-up? put it off? pay rent? not pay … Continue reading

The Sidecar

I’ve just returned from a week-long trip with Jeff and my mom, and that was slated to be the subject of this post: Traveling with one’s AD spouse. But the topic will have to wait in the Amtrak lounge until … 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