Expert information on promising new treatments, practical coping strategies for caregivers, and the latest on prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
Before you beat yourself up because your mom or dad have shaggy hair or haven't been to the dentist in way too long – take a look in the mirror. You may be overdue on some things for yourself, too, so don't be so hard on yourself about the smaller care items for your loved ones.
Mistakes are inevitable when caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's. Some are more avoidable than others. Here are guidelines to avert the most common mistakes.
A small study suggests dementia screening test question wording can be confusing and/or trigger emotional responses in many older adults, affecting results.
Alzheimer's and the herpes virus may seem like unlikely partners, but they may have more in common than scientists once thought.
It's one of the hardest caregiving decisions: Do I move my loved one into a nursing home? A veteran family caregiver offers nine things to consider.
While summer is the traditional time for vacations, caregivers often can’t really get away for a weekend out of town, much less a two-week trip. However, there are ways to pack in a mini-vacation without traveling. Here are 10 ideas.
Summer is a time when it’s generally easier for elders to be out and about than when snow and ice are an issue. Even if our loved ones have dementia, severe arthritis, or lung issues, there are things we can do with them that brings them joy.
Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.
Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.