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Tips on Caring for Elders with Alzheimer's or Dementia

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Long-term Alzheimer's Care Options

“Whatever happens to me, I don’t want to end up in a nursing home!” Ever heard your parents say that before? Older adults commonly express that wish, or some variation of it, fearing the possibility of becoming completely dependent on others and being left to the care of strangers rather than remaining amongst family.

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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.

Tips to Make Outings Easier When a Senior Has Dementia

Senior man with Alzheimer's disease looks through photo album with his granddaughter.

8 Memory-Sharing Activities for Someone With Alzheimer’s

Sharing “remember when” stories like these warms the heart of every family member in the room as those special moments of shared history are remembered. When a mind-altering disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia begins affecting the memory of someone you love, shared recollections become all the more important.

5 Key Steps to Alzheimer’s End of Life Planning

End of life planning for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias involves many important discussions and key steps that you should begin to consider as soon as your loved one receives the diagnosis.

Clinical Trial Participation for Dementia Treatments: Q & A with Dr. Lombardo

Caregiver takes time for herself by reading a book.

5 Ways to Be a Healthy Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Caregiving is a labor of love, and love is about selflessness and sacrifice. Spouses give up so much for each other, parents constantly put their children’s needs before their own, and when those children become grown adults with aging parents, they want to return the love and care they received.

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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.

Real Caregivers Share their Top Solutions for Bath Time Challenges

Senior woman with Alzheimer's visits the hospital with her caregiver.

Alzheimer’s and Hospitalization: How to Ensure a Safe Hospital Visit for Someone with Dementia

Strangers asking a million questions, unfamiliar beeping noises, unpleasant smells, disorienting hallways and rooms that look nothing like home, feeling unwell or in pain…

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