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Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's disease often requires a great deal of time and patience, and it can cause great stress to the caregiver.

Both illnesses lead to symptoms of serious changes in memory, personality and behavior. For some it often ends up with the afflicted needing total care, 24 hours per day. This can be emotionally and physically demanding for a family caregiver, a grown child taking care of her/his parent, or a spouse caring for his/her lifelong partner.

Understanding these conditions can help. In addition to learning more about your loved one's disease through the resources here at CaregiverStress.com, you can take advantage of free family caregiver Alzheimer's training opportunities at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com, which include an interactive Alzheimer's e-learning course, and in-person training classes. The unique approach to care that you'll learn through these training opportunities is based on the Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Training program that professional Home Instead CAREGivers receive.

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Engaging an Alzheimer's Patient: Managing Family Care for Alzheimer's Patients (3 of 6)

Research tells us that by keeping our loved one engaged through physical, mental and social activities, we can create positive experiences that diminish this distress and deter unwanted behaviors.

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Managing Alzheimer's Patient Behavior: Managing Family Care for Alzheimer's Patients (4 of 6)

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias affect the way seniors think and feel and subsequently how they behave. The behaviors that need to be managed are ones that put you or your loved one's physical and emotional well being at risk.

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Keeping Alzheimer's Patients Safe: Managing Family Care for Alzheimer's Patients (5 of 6)

Being aware of the dangers Alzheimer's sufferers face and taking preventive action can reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries.

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Staying Healthy as an Alzheimer's Caregiver: Managing Family Care for Alzheimer's Patients (6 of 6)

By practicing a combination of good self-care, staying connected with others, and employing relaxation techniques, you can go the distance as a care giver with less stress and more enjoyment.

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Understanding Alzheimer's & Types Of Dementia (1 of 7)

Laurie Owen and Dr. Jane Potter help you better understand Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: Understanding Alzheimer's & Types Of Dementia (2 of 7)

A discussion about the science and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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Diagnosing Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: Understanding Alzheimer's & Types Of Dementia (3 of 7)

How Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are diagnosed, and which healthcare professionals can diagnose the disease and other dementias.

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Medical Treatments For Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: Understanding Alzheimer's & Types Of Dementia (4 of 7)

While there is no cure, there are many options to treat Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Be sure to explore all of the various solutions.

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Lifestyle Changes For Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: Understanding Alzheimer's & Types Of Dementia (5 of 7)

A discussion about the lifestyle changes for patients with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, outside help, and other services.

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Preventing Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: Understanding Alzheimer's & Types Of Dementia (6 of 7)

Research is demonstrating that through healthy lifestyle choices and proper health management, we may be able to reduce our risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

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