Bathing, Dressing, and Grooming: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed. Because these are private activities, people may not want help. They may feel embarrassed about being naked in front of…

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…

Doctor’s Appointments: Tips for Caregivers

Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver. Some things caregivers may find especially helpful to discuss are: what to expect in the future, sources of information and support, community services, and…

Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

People with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially vulnerable during disasters such as severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations. It is important for caregivers to have a disaster plan that includes the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s,…

How can caregivers take care of themselves?

National Institute on Aging sent this bulletin at 11/14/2017 03:25 PM EST Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Care for your physical health by…

Try these activities with a person with Alzheimer’s

e-UPDATE from the ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE EDUCATION & REFERRAL CENTER National Institute on Aging sent this bulletin at 10/10/2017 12:45 PM EDT Household chores: Wash dishes, set the table, prepare food, sweep the floor, dust, sort mail and clip coupons, sort socks…

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…