7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease & Ways to Care For a Loved One

One of the first things you can do when you discover a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is arm yourself with as much information about the disease as possible. This will allow you to provide effective care to your loved one in this critical time. To help you ease your anxiety, we have summarized the 7 stages
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How Is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?

Whether or not your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, you have probably wondered, “How is Alzheimer’s diagnosed?“ Before diagnosing, a doctor runs several tests to ensure that Alzheimer’s is affecting your loved one. Do you suspect that a family member is showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s but don’t know what to look for? There are several signs you should familiarize yourself

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7 Causes of Dementia & Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Do you have a loved one who received a dementia diagnosis? You may wonder what causes dementia and the risk level you are at. While there are no definitive causes of dementia, researchers constantly look for new connections. What is known about dementia is that it can alter a list of functions and behaviors our loved ones exhibit. Top Causes

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I promised mom years ago I would never “send her away.” How do I deal with the guilt?

Many families of those with Alzheimer’s have struggled with the same feelings. At some point on the Alzheimer’s journey, it becomes nearly impossible to keep your mom safe and active. It requires training and experience to give someone with Alzheimer’s everything they need – a safe environment, brain-stimulating activities, caring experts who know just what to do in virtually any

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How do I know when it’s time for my loved one to move into a memory care community?

Moving a family member into a memory care community is rarely easy. There are, however, a few telltale signs that you can look for to recognize when you might start seriously considering residential care. Home safety issues: Is your family member becoming increasingly unsafe in his or her own home? An honest answer to this question might give you clues

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