Alzheimer's Disease

How to Handle the Challenges of Changing Environments for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease involves stages of cognitive decline and gradually damages the brain. For those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, people and places that were once familiar and comfortable can become strange and confusing as the disease progresses. Changes to their environment, such as traveling, going to the doctor, moving to a new home or receiving houseguests, can trigger challenging behavioral symptoms.

Tips for Educating Your Family About Alzheimer’s Disease

5 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, less than 45 percent of the 5.3 Americans with Alzheimer’s disease last year were told of their diagnosis. The warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia may come in varying degrees and might be mistaken by family members as normal effects of aging. It’s important to be aware of the early warning signs so you or a loved one can receive the best care possible.

Educating Your Family About Alzheimer’s Disease

Those who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s know that the disease is a family diagnosis. Everyone feels the stress of watching – and caring for – their loved one’s progressive illness. If you are the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, the responsibility of educating your family and close friends, as well as keeping them updated on your loved one’s condition, usually falls to you.

Tips for Using Therapeutic Fibbing When Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

5 Tips for Deciding When It’s Time For Memory Care Assisted Living

Therapeutic Fibbing: The Ethics of Lying to Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Most of society would agree that telling the truth is part of our moral responsibility to each other, especially to our parents or spouse. The idea of lying to your loved one may seem cruel or unfair and elicit feelings of guilt. However, if you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, sometimes telling the truth can do more harm than good. 

5 Guidelines for Deciding When It’s Time for Memory Care Assisted Living

For many families, deciding whether or not to move their aging loved one into an assisted living community is extremely difficult. However, when that loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the progression of this degenerative disease eventually makes 24-hour, professional memory care a necessity. For these families, the decision is no longer one of if, but when.

Tips for Having a Healthy and Successful Visit

Healthy and Successful Visits with Your Loved One with Memory Loss

“It is understandable yet unfortunate that family members and friends are often apprehensive about visiting a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia,” says Amanda KingExecutive Director at Clarity Pointe Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL. “They are not sure what they will find and how the person with memory loss will respond to them.


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