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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Understanding the Basics

Today, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, or “loss of intellectual function,” among people aged 65 and over. Typically, when we hear the words “dementia” and “memory loss,” Alzheimer’s disease comes to mind. However, dementia is actually the term for a collection of symptoms including memory loss, personality change and impaired intellectual…

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A Caregivers Guide to Helping Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Get Enough Sleep

“To sleep perchance to dream.” Unfortunately, for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, the gift of sleep is itself often just a dream. Sleep is a vital human function that helps to restore us physically, cognitively and emotionally. However, according to the Alzheimer’s Association article, “Treatments for Sleep Changes,” people with Alzheimer’s disease frequently have sleep…

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How to Interpret and Understand Resistance and Refusal Behaviors by Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Typically, behavior is an individual’s way of interacting and communicating with the rest of the world. One of the common behavioral changes caregivers experience in their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is his/her resistance and refusal to cooperate or comply with certain normal social activities and behaviors. Understandably, this can be very frustrating to caregivers…

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Respite Care: Providing a Helping Hand for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The physical, emotional and economic consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some degree of support and respite. A recent Commonwealth Fund study reported that 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed reported “Fair” or “Poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33% of non-caregivers. Clearly, the…

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How to Recognize Caregiver Stress

Given the challenges of the caregiver role today, the odds are good that if you’re caring for an elderly loved one you have increased stress in your life. “Caregiver stress” is defined as “a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude – from positive and caring…

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North Woods Village at Edison Lakes Offering Program on Recognizing Caregiver Stress

Program Designed to Help Caregivers Identify Symptoms of Stress and Learn Ways to Cope North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, Michiana’s first stand-alone memory care assisted living community, will be conducting a free educational seminar titled “Recognizing Caregiver Stress” on Tuesday November 19 at 6:00 p.m. The program, for adult children who are providing care…

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