New Tools for Financial Caregivers in Illinois

Upcoming webinar: Tools for Financial Caregivers in Illinois January 12, 2017 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. These financial caregivers…

Talking with Children about Alzheimer’s disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. Talking with children is important. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the…

Healthy People 2020 National Snapshots for Dementias including Alzheimer’s (DIA)

Healthy People 2020 added national public health measures concerning dementia for the first time.  Recently, a national snapshot was created to document the current state of achieving the national public health goals regarding awareness of a dementia diagnosis and preventable…

Tips for making a hospital stay easier

A trip to the hospital can be stressful for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers. Here are some ways caregivers can make a hospital visit easier: Help hospital staff understand the person’s normal functioning and behavior. Tell the…

Dementia and End of Life Decision-Making

Making care decisions for a person with dementia near the end of life can be hard for caregivers. Because people with advanced dementia can no longer communicate clearly, they cannot share their wishes and concerns. You may have to make…

Support Options for Long-Distance Caregivers

Many people find themselves caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia from far away. This task can feel especially frustrating as Alzheimer’s progresses and makes it harder to communicate. Here are some ways to find support and manage your…