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Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It’s important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the person with Alzheimer’s. Helping Kids Cope Here are some tips toContinue reading “Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease”

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 eachContinue reading “Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease”

#TalkBrainHealth

Talking about brain health does not have to be scary. If you’ve been noticing changes in an adult in your life, it may be time to talk about brain health. Download the #TalkBrainHealth tool kit for an easy-to-follow guide for you and others who help you to provide care. The toolkit was developed by theContinue reading “#TalkBrainHealth”