Tag Archives: well being

Completing the Circle: The Montessori Method for Alzheimer’s Care

He first stacked the pink tower cubes from the largest to the smallest, very slowly and carefully placing the smallest cube right in the center on top. He leaned back and smiled at this accomplishment. Then the pink tower was … 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

A Walk in the Park

By Tiffani Hill-Patterson By now, everyone knows the health benefits of walking: improved cardiovascular function, weight loss, bone building, stress reduction. But did you know that taking a walk outside offers even more rewards? Numerous studies show that getting outdoors … Continue reading

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