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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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GPS Technology Helping Seniors with Alzheimer’s

New technology, such as a tracking device, can locate a senior loved one who might wander off. The i-tag-along GPS features live monitoring, can be programmed for boundaries and has an SOS call function. Companionship is another way to help keep safe those who suffer the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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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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Latest Alzheim'ers & Other Dementia Treatments: Understanding Alzheimer's & Types of Dementia (7 of 7)

Laurie Owen from Home Instead Senior Care and Dr. William Burke from the University of Nebraska Medical Center discuss the latest advancements in treating Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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