Alzheimer's Disease

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Summer Excursions for Elders and Their Caregivers

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.

By The Candid Caregiver

Hear It From An Insider: How to Choose a Nursing Home

Who better to tell you how to choose a nursing home than someone who works in a nursing home? This licensed nursing home administrator provides her tips on what you want to nursing home to have, or what’s a clear red flag.

By The Candid Caregiver

HealthCentral Patient Experts Offer Insights In Patient Advocacy

The HealthCentral writers you know and love share their knowledge of advocating, including on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at home.

By Erin L. Boyle

Caregiver or Care Partner? How Terminology Evolves With Awareness

Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?

By The Candid Caregiver

When the Caregiver Has a Chronic Condition, Too

While you’re caring for others with chronic conditions, you’re not immune to one yourself. Some days you are forced to push through caring for others, while you yourself are suffering.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Through It

Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

What to Get for Mom When She Has Dementia

You struggle internally about whether you should even go through the motions of celebrating mom when she won’t understand what you’re doing. But there are ways to celebrate her that will make a difference.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Living with a Positive Outlook Despite a Dementia Diagnosis

Although no amount of positive thinking will make dementia go away, negative thinking is risky for your overall health, while positive thinking has multiple health benefits.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Fresh Outlook Can Help Caregivers

It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

By The Candid Caregiver

Cyber Safety for People Living With Dementia

Helpful tips to help older adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, keep personal information secure when on the internet.

By Carol Bradley Bursack