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The Challenges of Dementia Caregiving

It was something I was not prepared for or expecting. Shortly after my parent’s retirement, Dad began showing signs of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. He would misplace his keys, rely more on his pocket notebook for reminders, and share the same … Continue reading

Why Alzheimer’s Is Proving to Be Harder to Diagnose in Men

Last week, we highlighted some of the major gender studies in Alzheimer’s research and why two-thirds of those diagnosed with the disease are women.
Now we’ve learned about a new study out of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL that suggests there are thousands of men living with Alzheimer’s who have yet to be diagnosed since current testing is more likely to miss the disease in men than in women. Continue reading

The Important Role of Communication in Long-Distance Caregiving

If you are a long-distance caregiver you know the pressures of trying to make sure your loved one is doing ok in their daily environment. Managing care, coordinating schedules and checking in on his or her daily status can be complicated and frustrating. Continue reading

What’s New in Dementia Care and What You Need to Know

Dementia is difficult for everyone involved. It steals memories and a sense of time from those who suffer with it. For friends and families, it creates deep uncertainty about how to spend meaningful time with their loved ones and how to create joy. Continue reading

Caregiver Burnout: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Aging Parents

It may seem unrealistic to suggest that you care for yourself while caring for a senior loved one. However, if you want to remain well and continue your caregiving duties for the long-term, you really have no choice. Continue reading

The Lingering Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Caregivers

We are talking to caregivers of loved ones who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We are listening to their stories and sharing them with others. As the exclusive Caregiving Partner of The Women’s Alzheimer’s MovementTM and Move for Minds founded by Maria Shriver we want to increase awareness of the disease and the need for more research to find a cure. Continue reading

Why Does Alzheimer’s Affect More Women than Men?

Women make up two-thirds of the people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Given the general population is about half women, that means women are disproportionately affected. Why? For a long time, researchers attributed the disparity to the fact that women live … Continue reading

A Fresh New Recipe for Heart Health

May is National Mediterranean Diet Month and that means it’s time to make healthy fresh dishes. The Mayo Clinic calls the Mediterranean Diet a “heart-healthy” diet because the fresh vegetables and olive oil central to the diet are associated with a lower level of “bad” cholesterol that narrows arteries and contributes to heart disease. Continue reading

Move for Minds: The Campaign to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Move for Minds is a campaign to raise funds to support research on Alzheimer’s disease in order to find a cure. It is also a campaign of hope for those who have loved ones with the devastating disease. Continue reading

How to Talk to an Aging Parent About Fall Prevention

There is no denying that falls are dangerous for seniors. Statistics prove that they are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors. Falls also pose the risk of significantly impacting a senior’s independence, causing hospitalizations and a reduced quality of life over the long-term. Continue reading