How we're responding to COVID-19
Friday, February 12, 2021
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease bring a lot of changes and confusion both for those diagnosed and for their family caregivers. While adjusting to this new reality, caregivers may feel disconnected from their loved one experiencing memory issues. There are many small steps you can take to show your love during this time of uncertainty. Here are three tips for creating a comfortable and loving atmosphere while you both come to terms with the changes that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease bring.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Memories with strong positive emotional influences, such as with a family pet, may be retained more strongly than others. Here are some strategies for using this pet connection to create better days and more meaningful visits.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
The level of grief associated with memory loss, both for the person with the impairment and for the caregivers, can be unexpected. These complicated feelings are valid and should be acknowledged in order to heal. Here are four strategies for coping with the grief associated with a memory impairment diagnosis.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Family caregivers often balance many roles and responsibilities when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Managing stress effectively can allow you to focus more fully on your relationship with your loved one.
Friday, December 11, 2020
Here are some of the key reasons why moving into a Senior Living community during COVID-19 may actually be the right option.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Family traditions can be sacred rituals around the holiday season. When a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia starts to forget those traditions it may be time to downsize and focus on the ones that really matter. Here are six tips to create an atmosphere of joy for the entire family.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Holidays with the family may look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find rewarding ways to share the season with loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be challenging in a variety of ways, but regular visits can nurture your relationship and improve their mood. By planning ahead and following these strategies, you can create more positive and rewarding visits. Here are a few key tips to ensure positive and enjoyable visits.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia or is showing signs of memory loss that may go beyond normal aging, it’s time to start considering memory care. It can be tempting to try to provide care yourself, but memory care communities offer significant advantages. Families can focus on quality time instead […]
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory problems at home can be challenging. Deciding when to look into memory care is unique to every individual and family, but there are 5 main signs to look for to know when it might be the right time for professional memory care. Daily schedules […]