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Why Sleep Is A Dementia Caregiver’s Secret Weapon

All too often, caregivers find themselves struggling to maintain a healthy sleep cycle, and less sleep means lower energy levels … Read More

Three Tips for Daughters Juggling Life and Dementia Caregiving

Daughters are on the frontline of care for those with dementia. Stanford researchers indicate that 83 percent of caregiving is … Read More

Five Resilience-Building Practices for the Dementia Caregiver

Resilience is a characteristic that helps dementia caregivers bounce back from sadness, exhaustion and difficulties. It can protect them from developing compassion fatigue and burnout. Read More

How Dementia Caregivers can Help Overcome the Grief of a Loved One’s Decline

A caregiver who has lost someone to dementia may have already been through depression and acceptance while their loved one was alive, making grieving a more complicated process. Read More

How Dementia Caregivers Are Combatting Stress and Isolation Through Chorus Groups

Music can be soothing and comforting in many ways. While music is frequently used to calm dementia patients, now an innovative musical chorus is using it to reduce stress for the caregivers of those with dementia. Read More

How Art Therapy Helps Caregivers and Those with Dementia

Art therapy is used for many things; it helps people recover from trauma, it helps family units transform themselves and it can help facilitate psychiatric counseling. Art therapy is known for its ability to encourage interaction, sharing and trust in a safe place. Now it is being used to help those showing early signs of dementia and memory loss. Read More

How to Get the Support You Need During Dementia Caregiving

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you will want to consider several types of assistance to ensure their safety and your peace of mind. Read More

New Quality Measures May Improve Dementia Care

Even when a diagnosis of dementia has been made, physicians may be hesitant to tell the person. Part of the reason for that is that currently a diagnosis of dementia can be made only on circumstantial behavioral information, not on clinical facts and data. Read More

How Dementia Caregivers Can Build More Resilience

Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or toughness.” That is why it is such an important characteristic for caregivers. Caring for a parent with dementia brings daily difficulties, and long-term stress and the ability to recover from difficulties is necessary to serve as a caregiver over the course of many years. Read More

‘Boot Camp’ Helps Dementia Caregivers Understand How to Care for a Loved One

There are boot camps for military recruits, boot camps to lose weight and even boot camps for brides, but a boot camp for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers? Yes, there is one for that too and it is providing people with much-needed information and support. Read More