Late-Stage Caregiving (3rd Part)

The late stage of Alzheimer’s disease may last from several weeks to several years. As the disease progresses, intensive, around-the-clock care is usually required. What to expect Your role as caregiver Late-stage care options Food and fluids Bowel and bladder function Skin and body health Infections and pneumonia Pain and illness   What to expect…Read more »

Programs by Phone: You Can Listen Anywhere!

All Programs by Phone are the 2nd Tuesday Each Month Noon CST, 1 pm EST Registration is Free It’s easy! Register online below by selecting the program(s) you are interested in. After registering, you will receive a toll-free number to call, plus materials to follow along with during the program. Expert Speakers Best-in-class experts who…Read more »

Latest Dementia Care Practice Recommendations Emphasize Person-Centered Care

The Alzheimer’s Association has released new dementia care practice recommendations aimed at helping nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and other long-term care and community care providers deliver optimal quality, person-centered care for those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The recommendations are as follows: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations Below are the 10 articles…Read more »

Real People… Real Stories

Georgia’s Story Georgia (far right) with her mom and sisters Lisa (left) and Jennifer. Thank you for this incredible opportunity to share our experiences and gain comfort and support from each other. I’d like to tell you about my Mom, Janice (pronounced Ja-niece). The experience of caring for her in the last years of her…Read more »

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Face Special Challenges (1st Part)

You are not alone. Whether you need information about (1st Part) early-stage caregiving, (2nd Part) middle-stage caregiving, or (3rd Part) late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. EARLY STAGE CAREGIVING In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, most people function independently. He or she may still drive, take part in social activities, volunteer and even…Read more »

Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Doing things we enjoy gives us pleasure and adds meaning to our lives. People with Alzheimer’s disease need to be active and do things they enjoy. However, don’t expect too much. It’s not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks. People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble deciding what to do each…Read more »

Doctor’s Appointments: Tips for Caregivers

Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver. Some things caregivers may find especially helpful to discuss are: what to expect in the future, sources of information and support, community services, and ways they can maintain their own well-being. If you go with the person you care…Read more »