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America’s Growing Caregiving Crisis Spans Generations

LOS ANGELES–Wilbur Williams remembers when he finally asked for help. After his wife of over 50 years suffered a massive stroke in 2009, right after New Year’s, Williams visited her daily for nine months at a nursing home. When she …

New Drugs to Find the Right Target to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Next-generation drugs designed to fight Alzheimer’s disease look very promising. Scientists have unveiled the mechanisms behind two classes of compound currently being tested in clinical trials. They have also identified a likely cause of early-onset hereditary forms of the disease. …

What it Really Means to ‘Just Do Your Best’

When I was fully immersed in my first caregiving journey, one of the things that used to drive me to distraction was when people (who, by the way, had never cared for anyone) told me to relax and “just do …

Top 6 Reasons Caregivers Need Sleep

A good night’s sleep. For the ever-vigilant, ever-stressed caregiver, the thought of getting a solid eight hours may seem like a pleasant pipe dream. And you’re not alone. The National Center for Sleep Disorders estimates that between 10 and 15 …

13 Secrets that Make Caregiving Easier

“As dad’s Alzheimer’s progresses, I don’t know how to get through to him anymore.” “There aren’t enough hours in the day for me to get everything done.” “Mom’s requests are outrageous!” These types of questions and comments are very common …

10 Tips For Talking to Someone with Alzheimer’s

The mental changes that accompany Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia not only impact a person’s ability to recall past events, they can dramatically alter that individual’s capacity for communication. Here are ten tips to keep conversations with a cognitively-impaired …

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – SIXTEEN HOURS OF ACTIVISM!!

Welcome to the RADIO TYGERBERG and Alzheimer’s South Africa 16 hours of activism campaign. We need your help. ·       36 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease – this number will double by 2030 and triple by 2050. ·       Around the …

Father’s Day Memories: Dementia or Not, He’ll Always Be Your Dad

This Father’s Day, as on all days, I’ll have fond memories of my dad. So will many of you. No matter what has happened to our parents as they age, they remain our parents. Cognitive and physical decline doesn’t take …

Dementia From A Distance: Tips For Long-Distance Caregivers

Joan Byrd grew up in a family of six. She and her siblings were raised to stay connected with one another no matter where they went. Each year, Joan would make the trek from Phoenix to Washington, DC to visit …

How to Recognize Signs it’s Time for Assisted Living

Sometimes caring for a loved one with dementia begins to take too much of a toll on the caregiver. We asked a psychologist for tips on how to recognize when it’s time for assisted living. More than 15 million Americans …

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