Keep Calm and Sparkle On!

  The Fourth of July may seem like the perfect time for explosiveness, but not if the topic is your reaction to dementia behaviors. Behaviors are common when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other forms of dementia. Care partner’s experience challenges getting their loved one to eat, take medications, toilet, […]

Pain and the Person with Dementia

People with cognitive impairments may not be able to verbally express that they are experiencing pain.  Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, due to a decrease or lack in the ability to recognize and communicate with words, there may be greater problematic or negative behaviors as a result. Pain can […]

Don’t Let a Diagnosis of Dementia Ruin Your Father’s Day

  • Posted on: 06, 17, 2016
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A diagnosis of dementia can wreak havoc on anyone. Let’s face it, it’s a diagnosis that no one wants associated with anyone they care about. “Dad was the strongest man I knew.” “Dad worked hard and kept food on our table.”  “Dad could tell a joke like no one else.”  “Dad always made time for […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness: AlzBetter Sings Your Praises

  • Posted on: 06, 10, 2016
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Alzheimer’s disease, a disease of memory loss, a disease of decreased communication. Those who care are the advocates for those who are unable to speak up for themselves.  As individuals and organizations who provide in-home care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, we know the affects that dementia can have on the person diagnosed. Moreover, the […]

Preparing for Winter Weather for Someone with Memory Loss

  • Posted on: 01, 22, 2016
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‘Baby its cold outside.’ There are preparations and actions to take to assist when cold or unwanted weather is in the forecast. You know it, I know it. But that doesn’t mean that the person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia realizes it. There are many ways to prepare for the colder temperatures. […]

Support in the New Year

Happy New Year! Are you spending any time caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, any form of dementia or memory loss? Often, when faced with some of the challenges that being a care partner brings, our time does not seem very celebratory. It’s a New Year! Many times we find it necessary to make New […]

Cooking Up Something Safe

Our colleague, Kerry Mills, whom you may recognize from our AlzBetter Lecture Series Training videos, shared wonderful news regarding a breakthrough in dementia safety. To learn all about the new product called Fire Avert, take a few minutes to read the article by clicking on the link provided. The inventor of this product will be […]

Traditions for Those with Dementia

Once a wonderful time of year, the holiday season, at times, can leave one feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and even sad. This has never been truer than when caring for someone with memory loss. Maybe mom always planned and cooked an amazing Christmas meal. Did Dad always carve the ham, roast or turkey? Remember how Grandma […]

Memory Loss and Holiday Activities

Remember when…? Holidays may be rich with tradition and fun, however, for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia holidays can bring about a focus on loss. This holiday season, cross stress off the holiday list and go with the flow. By choosing an approach whereby you invite the individual you are caring […]

The Power of Music

This amazing short video is a must watch. Whether your life is touched by Alzheimer’s disease, another form of dementia, stroke, any illness, or if you are in great health, you will find it powerfully touching.  Please take a few minutes, even on the busiest of days, and watch it all the way through.  It is […]