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10 Tips About Alzheimer’s Disease for World Alzheimer’s Month

10 Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease for World Alzheimer’s Month

Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

When we were kids, a challenging jigsaw puzzle could keep us occupied for hours. Many adults still enjoy passing the time putting puzzles together with friends and family. For children, puzzles help develop important spatial and visual skills, yet the benefits of jigsaw puzzles are relevant for adults, too. Especially for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, jigsaw puzzles help the brain in more ways than one.

Planning for Future Care Needs Part 1: Trusts

As we get older, it’s wise to start planning financially for future care needs, not only for ourselves, but for our loved ones as well. No matter how healthy we may be, most of us want the security of knowing, should anything happen to us, our family will be taken care of. Financial or estate planning helps you prepare your assets for safe, legal transfer to those you designate as beneficiaries. Trusts are a common way to ensure your family receives the inheritance you leave behind.

Tips for Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

When we talk about dementia, we often assume that it’s synonymous with Alzheimer’s disease. While the terms are often used this way, there are actually many different kinds of dementia. While most types manifest with some degree of memory loss and decreased cognitive function, they differ by specific symptoms, causes and available treatments.

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

If you’ve been caring for a loved one with memory loss, you’ve likely heard how important it can be to establish a daily routine. Routines can be helpful for those with diminishing cognitive abilities as they provide structure for the day and allow for natural cuing of what happens next. However, routines can become harmful if they begin to take away your loved one’s freedom of choice.

Guardianship & Elder Law Tips for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s: Adjusting to a New Normal

Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s: Adjusting to a New Normal

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the shock of the diagnosis can be overwhelming for the family, and reactions to this news can vary among each family member. As a loved one’s Alzheimer’s progresses, the challenges that come from caregiving and the difficult nature of the disease can cause even more struggles within the family. Alzheimer’s disease can make major shifts in family dynamics, which can be painful if families don’t prepare for them.

7 Essential Coping Techniques for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Stress

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