SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR FAMILIES

How Sensory Stimulation Helps Alzheimer’s Patients 

A common experience by people living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is the inability to initiate a task. Often, a person living with memory loss needs cues or direction to stimulate conversation or motivate them towards an activity. This lack of self-direction should not be mistaken for a lack of interest in engagement. […]

De-Stress Bath Time for Persons with Dementia

For clients with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, baths and showers can be upsetting for several reasons. Understanding common facts for dementia clients can arm CAREgivers with the ability to resolve fear, reduce frustration, and elevate safety for their loved one. Fact: Water is often scary for dementia clients, especially shower facets that extend from the […]

CAREgivers Deserve Our Support

Last year nearly 16 million CAREgivers provided more than 18 billion hours of unpaid care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. According to the surveys collected in 2015, two-thirds of these CAREgivers are women, one-third of these are 65 years old or older. Being a CAREgiver is physically demanding, emotionally exhausting, […]

Soothing Frustration for People with Dementia

All of us, including those with dementia, have a desire to maintain control over our lives. For people with dementia, this desire becomes increasingly difficult to navigate and often leads to frustration and anger. As CAREgivers we have the potential to comfort frustration in our loved ones. Understanding a few facts about dementia will contribute […]

Happiness Is a State of Mind

The challenges of caring for someone with memory loss are constant, often depleting much of our energy. While research shows that self-care is necessary, most of us fail to actively seek opportunities to create moments of joy. We hope to encourage you to make a change! A moment that puts a smile on your face […]

80-year-old man lands record deal…

Did I mention that he has Alzheimer’s? Ted McDermott was recently signed to Decca Records when a shocking video of him singing in a car went viral. The video was recorded by his son Simon, who noticed that singing actually helped his father cope with his Alzheimer’s. McDermott, like most with Alzheimer’s, has his day-to-day […]

Alzheimer’s Association Announces $7 Million Research Competition

We are desperate for a cure. It is projected that by the year 2050 13 million American’s will share the deadly diagnosis. The global estimate for people living with dementia in 2050 is 131 million. In a unique, goal-oriented competition, Alzheimers’s Association is funding four clinical trials, each received $1 million in funding, the first to accomplish the […]

Living with the Unforeseen

Bob and Gail were looking forward to the next chapter of their lives. They were still young and their three daughters had finally finished college and were on their way to becoming financially independent. After dedicating so much time to raising a family, they looked forward to coming together as a couple and having an […]

Lewy Body, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s related dementia?

According to Alzheimer’s & Dementia Weekly it is increasingly important that families know the difference between Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease related dementia. The primary concern is that treatments for these dementia diagnoses differ, and certain dementia medications may actually worsen LBD symptoms. While a doctor is the best resource to […]