Recognizing Depression in a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

When thinking about the challenges and issues that your parent might face as they live with Alzheimer’s disease, and those that you will deal with as their family caregiver, it is likely that there are specific needs and issues that come to mind. You likely think about memory loss, difficulty with basic tasks, and even…

Should Hospice Care be a Part of Your Parent’s Planning for Their Future with Alzheimer’s Disease?

When planning for your parent’s future early in their journey with Alzheimer’s disease something that you are likely to hear about is hospice care. Doctors, friends, and family might mention this as something to consider for during the later stages of the disease, and you may find it mentioned in planning guides meant to help…

Are Halloween Decorations Disturbing Your Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease?

In your role as a family caregiver it is likely that one of your most common responsibilities is shopping with your parent. Whether it is grocery shopping, shopping for home items, or just running errands with them in tow to keep them active and engaged, when you head out of the house with your parent,…

How is Lewy Body Dementia Treated?

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a disease that affects more than one system of the body. People with LBD have movement, cognitive, sleep, and mood symptoms. Multi-system diseases like this often require a team approach to treatment, involving doctors who specialize in different areas as well as other medical professionals. The team also includes non-medical…

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