Looking for Alzheimer’s caregiving information in Spanish? Check out Cómo cuidar a una persona con la enfermedad de Alzheimer: Una guía fácil de usar del Instituto Nacional Sobre el Envejecimiento. This new book from the National Institute on Aging (part of the National Institutes on Health) has helpful tips on topics including: changes in behavior;…Read more »
Shawnee Alliance in collaboration with SIU-Family Practice Memory Clinic, SIU-School of Social Work Dr. Elaine Jurkowski and the Carbondale Regional Alzheimer representative will be offering the Savvy Caregiver Program course starting in September 28th thru November 2nd. To reach the persons we feel could benefit, the Memory Clinic will be reaching out to their patients…Read more »
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 »
Caregivers, please talk to your doctor about getting the vaccinations you need. Also, make sure that the person with Alzheimer’s is also current on the following immunizations: • Flu • Pneumococcal Disease • Tetanus and Diphtheria • Shingles • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Learn more about vaccinations for older adults in the AgePage Shots for…Read more »
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Caregivers play an important role in helping people with mid-to-late stage Alzheimer’s communicate with their doctors. Make the most out of your time with the doctor with these tips: • Make a list of what you and the person with Alzheimer’s want to discuss. • Prioritize your concerns so you talk about the most important…Read more »
Caring for someone in the final stage of life is always hard. It may be even harder when the person has Alzheimer’s disease. Palliative care provides comfort care, along with any medical treatments a person might be receiving for a life-threatening illness. When a person is near the end of life, hospice care gives family…Read more »