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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

"I Want to Go Home:" Guidance for Caregivers of Persons With Alzheimer's

It's one of the most heartbreaking statements Alzheimer's caregivers hear. Carol Bradley Bursack gives expert advice on how to respond.

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

Attention, Caregivers: 10 Things Not to Say to a Person With Dementia

Caregiving for dementia is full of delicate situations. Knowing how to word your responses to hard questions can improve your relationships. Start with this list.

By The Candid Caregiver

Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

By Lara DeSanto

Accepting Help Around the House With MS

Why does it take so long to realize that assistance is not only necessary ― but already in place?

By Trevis Gleason

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

Managing Rett Syndrome is a Full-Time Job

Sometimes, taking time off from work to spend time with your child is more important than leading a Fortune 250 company.

By Vera Gibbons

Dementia Care: 6 Tips for a Safer Bathroom

The bathroom can become the most dangerous room in the house for someone with dementia. These six tips can make it a safer place.

By HealthAfter50