Tips for healthy eating with Alzheimer’s disease

Help a person with Alzheimer’s disease eat well: Buy healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Be sure to buy foods that the person likes and can eat. Give the person choices about what to eat—for example, “Would…

Help people with Alzheimer’s stay safe in cold weather

As winter weather heads our way, be prepared to help people with Alzheimer’s stay safe in cold weather. Make sure the person has the following supplies available: • Warm clothing and blankets • Medications • Flashlights and extra batteries in…

If a family member has Alzheimer’s, will I get it?

A family history of Alzheimer’s disease does not mean for sure that you’ll have it. But, it may mean you are more likely to develop it. Check out the following infographic from the National Institute on Aging to learn more…

Help keep your brain healthy as you age!

As we age, our brains go through changes. The good news is that you can do to help maintain your cognitive function. Check out Cognitive Health and Older Adults, a new web-page resource from the National Institute on Aging at…

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…

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…

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…