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Tips on Caring for Elders with Alzheimer's or Dementia

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Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's - Family Caregiver Webinar

Dr. Amy D'Aprix and Mary Alexander of Home Instead Senior Care® discuss caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease in this recorded webinar.

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Senior Cognitive Issues - Family Caregiver Webinar

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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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Managing Family Care for Alzheimer's Patients (1 of 6)

Laurie Owen from Home Instead Senior Care talks about how families can care for their loved ones who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

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Using Past Memories to Comfort an Alzheimer's Patient: Managing Family Care for Alzheimer's Patients (2 of 6)

Laurie Owen from Home Instead Senior Care talks about how to use your loved one's memories to provide comfort in the present.

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