Tag: dementia care

Goal Setting Helps Define Quality of Life

In the early phases of dementia, emphasis is typically placed on preserving function for as long as possible through medications and other interventions. As the disease progresses, however, goals and treatments tend to focus more on quality of life rather than the length of it. To help patients and caregivers

8. Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for

Brain Fog: What It Can Tell Us About Our Health

Brain Fog: What It Can Tell Us About Our Health

Ahh, brain fog. Why do you toy with me so? The other day I looked everywhere for my car keys. I was rushing so I could drop off my kids at school (finally!) when I realized they were missing (the keys, not the kids). I searched frantically: the kitchen, the

Avoiding Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Burnout

Avoiding Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Burnout

About 15 million Americans serve as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, an emotionally and physically exhausting job that can also be a strain on finances. Caregivers often lose time for themselves and may find they can’t participate…

What to Expect as a Dementia Caregiver

It’s estimated that more than 15 million Americans are currently providing unpaid care to someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. That number will surely increase as the percentage of older adults continues to climb. In the early and middle stages of dementia, caregiving is often a one-person task.

8. Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s Disease

If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for

Does Dementia Mean Giving Up the Car Keys?

Losing driving privileges can be devastating. But a dementia diagnosis does not inherently mean a person must give up the car keys immediately. In the very early stages, some people will be able to continue driving without problems. As time goes on, however, changes in the brain can make driving

Nursing Home Know-How

Nursing Home Know-How

The 85-and-older age group constitutes the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of them will remain healthy enough to continue living independently in their own homes, some may not be able to continue managing basic activities

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