The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. It will be held October 16-17, 2017, at the Natcher Building’s Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. NIA’s Division of Behavioral…Read more »
A person with Alzheimer’s disease may start rummaging or searching through cabinets, drawers, closets, the refrigerator, and other places where things are stored.
Caring for a loved one with dementia is a big job, but when a loved one with dementia is hospitalized, many new challenges appear.
Currently, more than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Training for the primary care workforce about dementia, and caring for those affected, is essential.
People with Alzheimer’s disease may not see, smell, touch, hear and/or taste things as they used to. Make life safer around the house by: Checking foods in the refrigerator often. Throw out anything that has gone bad. Put away or lock up things like toothpaste, lotions, shampoos, rubbing alcohol, soap, or perfume. They may look…Read more »
“When I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I wanted to do everything possible to fight the disease, not give in to it. I talked with my doctor about possible treatments. He helped me find a clinical trial that was right for me. Now I get to talk with Alzheimer’s experts. Plus, I know I’m doing…Read more »
Check out these 5 tips to make communication easier between you and a person with Alzheimer’s: Make eye contact and call the person by name Be aware of your tone, how loud your voice is, how you look at the person, and your body language Encourage two-way conversation for as long as possible Use other…Read more »