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10 Mindfulness Strategies for Dealing With Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Enjoying Morning Coffee in Solitude

For busy caregivers, stress can build up over time and affect our daily lives. Caregiving tasks, family responsibilities, chores and more can take up so much time that many of us forget to take care of ourselves. To practice self-care and cope with the stress involved with caring for someone with memory loss, caregivers need to take a step back, reassess, and learn how to be mindful of their own limits and needs.

7 Ways to Cope with a Parent’s Diagnosis of Dementia

It’s never easy to watch our parents get older and lose the capabilities to do certain tasks independently. It’s even harder for those whose parents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Not only does this diagnosis guarantee a parent’s eventual loss of skills and independence, but it could also mean a loss of personality traits and characteristics of the person who raised them.

Preparing for Your Visit to a Memory Care Community

Preparing a Memory Care Visit

If your family has decided that it’s time your loved one with memory loss received the professional care and support offered in a memory care community, then your search for the right place has already begun. While community websites and internet reviews may provide some valuable information, the only way to really know what a community is like is to experience it in person.

5 Benefits of a Personalized Memory Care Program

No two cases of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are exactly the same. The diagnosis, progression of the disease, exhibition of symptoms and challenging behaviors are unique for every person who lives with memory loss. When caring for such a complex, wide-ranging disease, shouldn’t the methods for care be just as personalized for each individual?

A Caregiver’s Guide to Effective Communication: Talking to Your Loved One with Dementia

Introduction to Dementia: Stage, Causes & Treatment

Introduction to Dementia

Dementia and its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease, is a complex neurological disorder. According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, more than 5.3 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, but despite its high prevalence, very few have a full understanding of the disease until it hits close to home. At the time of diagnosis, individuals and their families may be unaware of the wide range of symptoms and how Alzheimer’s disease will impact their daily lives.

Dealing with Dementia-Related Behavior: Dos and Don’ts for Caregivers

As an individual experiences the life-altering changes of progressive dementia – the loss of memories, confusion, sensory problems, diminishing abilities, the struggle to communicate – it’s common that challenging behaviors evolve in response to their ever-changing world. For a caregiver of a loved one with memory loss, dealing with challenging behaviors such as aggression, suspicion and delusions can be emotionally difficult and, in some cases, dangerous for both of their safety.

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