Category 'Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support'

Home Care Can Combat Loneliness; Needs of Those With Alzheimer’s Aren’t Met

These and other stories are in the June edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Tensions Surface in Caregiving Stepfamilies

A study from the University of Michigan finds that women who remarry later in life and care for their husbands dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience a lack of support from their partners’ children.

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Testing for Early Cognitive Troubles

How are a bicycle and a train similar? How many nickels are in 35 cents? These are two of the questions in a short assessment called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) that helps detect early signs of cognitive, memory and thinking difficulties.

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Conversations With Adult Children; Slowing the Progression of Alzheimer’s

These and other stories are in the April edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Peanut Butter May Help Detect Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler may soon be a common tool for helping detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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Serious Concussions May Affect Alzheimer’s Risk

If you’ve suffered a blackout concussion early in life, a new Mayo Clinic study shows your brain may be at risk for building up Alzheimer’s-type plaques as you age.

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Innovative Dementia Villages May Be Sign of the Future

An innovative elder care facility, Hogewey, is also known as “Dementia Village,” where residents are free to roam around the courtyard-styled grounds, all under the watchful care of trained staff.

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Winter Travel Safety Tips

There are a lot of wonderful things that are unique to winter – cozy blankets, hot cocoa, dazzling Christmas lights, just to name a few. But there are also quite a few dangers that are unique to winter as well and, unfortunately, they are often overlooked in the merriment of the season.  ...

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Alzheimer’s Cafés Are Havens of Comfort and Aid

The Alzheimer’s Café is the brainchild of Dutch psychiatrist Bere Miesen. He introduced the concept in 1997 in a Netherlands café.

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Right at Home Honors Family Caregivers in November

National Family Caregivers Month recognizes the nearly 66 million family caregivers across the United States throughout November.

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