Learning that a loved one has been with Alzheimer's Disease can be an emotional challenge. Being honest - and sharing the truth - about the diagnosis with your loved one can sometimes be comforting, because it can explain symptoms such as forgetfulness and memory loss.
The 3 stages of dementia - early, middle, and late - offer unique challenges to family and caregivers. The stages, types, and symptoms of dementia are explained in this video for viewers and caregivers facing these challenges in their family.
Dealing with loved ones who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease can be challenging. This video will offer some tips on talking with your loved ones, and some changes that may be necessary to help them (and you) lead the fullest life possible.
If you need to help a recently disabled senior loved one, find some health, living and financial service programs. The first thing to do is to go online to a website called eldercare.gov and plug-in your loved one's ZIP code. Doing so will generate information on a number of different senior care agencies and resources, in and around your local area.
There are many financial and legal decisions that come up as you age. Wills, insurance, prescription drug coverage, and financial and estate plans are among the many considerations that seniors must investigate and deal with. Knowing the right kinds of lawyers and financial advisors to contact for help for these matters is crucial. But your senior loved one can find reliable financial and legal resources through local community-based agencies and programs.
For many of us, finding a trusted contractor to make home repairs or engage in renovation projects can be a daunting process. The good news is that there are resources in your community that can help you find trusted home and living related services for your senior loved one.
As we and our loved ones age, needs change and new matters arise, that call for specialized services and care. Many of these issues can be grouped into three categories which are covered in this video series. First is health; second is living or home; and third is financial and legal.
In this webinar, Dr. Amy D'Aprix discusses senior cognitive issues. 35.6 million people will have dementia in 2012, rising to 65.7 million cases by 2030. Dr. Amy talks about how physical, mental, and social activities are essential coping strategies.
In this family caregiver webinar, Dr. Amy D'Aprix discusses managing stress of family caregivers, from the perspective of a caregiver. 1/4 of adults in the U.S. are caregivers for their spouses or parents. While caregiving can be a rewarding experience, it can also cause tension in relationships and stress.