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Why Language Matters With Dementia

Words like "suffering" and "patient" place dementia in a tragedy narrative and make it difficult for the caregiver to stay positive.

By The Candid Caregiver

Caregiving Humor: If We Don't Laugh We'll Cry

Humor is a powerful tool to relieve caregiving stress. Carol Bradley Bursack weighs in on the difference between laughing at someone who is struggling with dementia and the circumstances.

By The Candid Caregiver

The Spectrum of Alzheimer’s: An Interview With Gayatri Devi, M.D.

No two people with dementia are the same. Tune into this interview with neurologist and author Gayatri Devi, M.D. to learn about championing persons with Alzehimer’s while supporting the caregiver in a challenging role.

By The Candid Caregiver

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Caregiving for Someone Living With Alzheimer's

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.

By The Candid Caregiver

'Virtual Dementia Tour' Gives Caregivers Empathy

The only way to truly train to be a caregiver is to be put in their shoes — or, in some cases, their wheel chair. But unfortunately (or, fortunately), you can’t, so a virtual reality is the next best (or worst) thing. It’s the most humbling experience a caregiver can have.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

What It's Really Like Being on The Other Side of Caregiving

As caregivers, we may get frustrated and complacent in our care, but it may snap you back to reality after taking a virtual reality tour where you’re made to feel like the one on the other side — the one with dementia.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

What Contributes to a Healthy Brain?

A doctor weighs in on socialization, diet, and other factors that can help forestall dementia.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

The 5 Best Self-Care Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

If you provide care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you probably don’t have a lot of time for yourself. Here are some simple self-care tips.

By Marie Villeza

How Virtual Reality Goggles Can Help Seniors

Virtual reality technology can immerse older adults in a three-dimensional environment that transports them to exotic places without having to leave home.

By Susan Ladika

Should You Take Your Kids to Visit Grandma at the Nursing Home?

Do you have a relative who has moved into a nursing home recently? Here’s what to consider before the children visit.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.