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Middle age friends having a discussion in a living room.

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
Painting with friend in a class

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
Man caregiving for a senior.

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
Stressed seniors with dementia.

'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
Senior woman with dementia in wheelchair and feeling helpless.

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
Seniors using virtual reality device.

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
Playing chess with Grandpa.

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.
Terry, his mother, and their cat, Lucky

Caring for My Mom Has Taught Me to Care for Myself, Too

I have been taking care of my mother, who has dementia, for more than nine years. Some days go by and there are no problems. But other days can be difficult.

By Terry Byrne
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Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency

Choosing an individual or a company to come into our home, or that of a vulnerable loved one, to provide assistance with anything from cleaning to personal services is never easy. We are giving an unknown person access to not only our property but to ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack
Senior man in physical therapy.

Managing Chronic Pain As You Age

Chronic pain and illness affects millions of people as they get older. Here's how you can be proactive about your health as you age.

By Carol Bradley Bursack