Bathing, Dressing, and Grooming: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed. Because these are private activities, people may not want help. They may feel embarrassed about being naked in front of caregivers. They also may feel angry about not being able to care for themselves. These…Read more »

Alzheimer’s Prevention: Nutrition & Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disorder, for which there is currently no known prevention or cure. Although there is preliminary data to support the benefit of some interventions, nothing at this time has definitively been shown to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. There are healthy actions people can take to improve and maintain health,…Read more »

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Do you know what the ten early signs of Alzheimer’s are? Do you know how to prevent someone with Alzheimer’s disease from wandering? Do you know what Anosognosia is? If you would like the answers to these questions and many more, please consider attending the Alzheimer’s training we will be hosting next week! Here are…Read more »

Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

February 5, 20185:00 AM ET ALLISON AUBREY Meredith Miotke for NPR To age well, we must eat well. There has been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain. The latest good news: A study recently published in Neurology finds that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables —…Read more »

Changing The Way We Look At Dementia 

By Judith Graham FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Come join us on Feb. 13 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET for a live discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting caregivers. RSVP here.    Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and…Read more »

Upcoming Events!

  Rethink, Refresh, Recharge: A Half Day Learning Retreat for Caregivers Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Springfield Location: Scheels – 3801 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62711 Join us for an exciting educational event for caregivers coping with memory loss and or Alzheimer’s disease. Strategize on your challenges and…Read more »

A Quest to Become Dementia-Friendly

  Communities across an aging U.S. want to be more accessible for residents with dementia. When Kathy Armitage’s 75-year-old husband, Robert, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about three years ago, the former nurse was more prepared than most to handle his impairment. But because the incurable disease is cognitive – destroying a person’s thinking…Read more »