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Tips on Caring for Elders with Alzheimer's or Dementia

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Practical Alzheimer's Solutions (1 of 6)

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.

Tell My Geo. One helpful GPS tool for people with Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer’s Wanderers and Caregivers Can Benefit From GPS Tools

Joann had dozed off for what seemed like just a few minutes when suddenly she jerked awake. Immediately she felt something was wrong. Her mother, Betty, was not asleep in the recliner like she was when Joann let her own eyes close.

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Alzheimer's and Dementia Basics - Practical Alzheimer's Solutions (2 of 6)

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.

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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Concerns - Practical Alzheimer's Solutions (3 of 6)

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.

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How to Manage Frustrating Alzheimer's Symptoms - Practical Alzheimer's Solutions (4 of 6)

Managing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can be quite a challenge. A common symptom of Alzheimer's suffers is their propensity to say "no". Changes in the brain found in people with dementia can make it hard for them to understand what they are being asked. Try using some of the tips in this video to manage anger, frustration, and help turn a "no" into a "yes".

Senior man with Alzheimer's. Stressed caregiver in background is not speaking to him.

How to Deal with Family Conflict Caused by Alzheimer’s

Sadly, an ill loved one is the number one trigger for family conflict, according to a study conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network. Coping with the reality of a loved one’s Alzheimer’s not only has its emotional difficulties, but logistical ones as well, especially in terms of decision-making and bearing the responsibility of caregiving.

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Managing Alzheimer's Delusions and Wandering - Practical Alzheimer's Solutions (5 of 6)

Delusions and wandering are issues commonly associated with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Delusions may include accusations of theft and paranoia. Wandering can be especially frightening. This video discusses some tips and strategies to minimize and plan around these two challenging aspects of dementia.

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Alzheimer's Caregiver Concerns - Practical Alzheimer's Solutions (6 of 6)

Common concerns held by caregivers who have loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia include the financial costs associated with care and the physical toll it takes on their loved ones. This video discusses resources and strategies caregivers can look into to help with care of their loved ones.

Home Instead Alzheimer's CARE program featured on National Public Radio

On Tuesday, January 8, All Things Considered on National Public Radio aired a story featuring the Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer’s CARE training program. As part of the story, reporter Ina Jaffe attended a family caregiver workshop hosted by John Moser, franchise owner in the Los Angeles area.

All Things Considered is the fourth largest radio program in America with more than 11 million listeners per week.

4 Essential Resources for Your Alzheimer’s Toolkit

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