What’s the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

This very common question is sparked by shared confusion about the meaning of each of these terms. Many in the health profession prefer the word “dementia” because the word “Alzheimer’s” can be overwhelming and frightening. But the terms are not always interchangeable. According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “dementia is not […]

Be Prepared for Wandering

Wandering away from home is a common behavior in people with dementia. See how this 15-Year-Old Invents a Sensor to protect his grandpa… In addition to alarm devices, take these proactive steps to safeguard your loved one and increase your peace of mind: Maintain a schedule of activities for your loved one, which significantly decreases […]

How Gratitude Makes Us Joyful

The University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) has published many studies on the benefits of gratitude. They focus resources on uncovering the medical benefits of giving to charity or saying thank you. We are all better off understanding the ways gratitude can improve our life because the benefits are huge. One powerful […]

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 […]

We Applaud AD Advocates Lauren & Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, witnessed her mother lose her ability to speak, feed, and dress herself, all by age 60. Their journey motivated them to create Hilarity for Charity (HFC), a movement to inspire awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among the millennial generation. “Many young people don’t understand Alzheimer’s. How it ravages the […]