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Category: Dementia Care

April 17, 2018

How Positive Attitudes Around Aging Can Reduce Risk of Dementia

Improve brain health with these strategies for maintaining a positive outlook on life Could you, at 82 years of age, …

December 21, 2017

What We Know About The Causes of Early Onset Dementia

What is Early Onset Dementia and How Can We Reduce Our Risk for It? Dementia symptoms like memory and/or emotional …

December 6, 2017

What to Expect from Parkinson’s Disease

How to Spot the Early Signs of Parkinson’s in Your Loved One Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects everyone …

December 5, 2017

5 Tips on How To Interact With a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Strategies for Enjoying the Holidays With a Loved One who has Dementia There are many proven techniques and suggestions for …

November 29, 2017

How to Manage Holiday Stress & Dementia Caregiving

Ways caregivers can approach the holidays when their loved one has dementia Providing dementia care is mentally, physically and emotionally …

November 2, 2017

Keeping Dementia Caregivers Connected to Their Community

  Simple ways to reach out to a caregiver who may be experiencing loneliness When my mom was diagnosed with …

October 25, 2017

How Music Therapy Helps Those with Parkinson’s Build Strength

New neuroscience research shows the effectiveness of music therapy in caring for those with Parkinson’s Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder …

October 4, 2017

The Evolution of Love and Devotion in Dementia Caregiving

While dementia changes many aspects of a person, it doesn’t have to change the love you share. We sat down with our grant recipient, Enma, to discuss some of the highlights and challenges of her caregiving journey, how taking respite improved her emotional well-being, and how dementia transformed the love and devotion she feels for her husband.

September 13, 2017

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 …

August 31, 2017

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 …

August 28, 2017

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.

August 7, 2017

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.