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Dental Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Dental care is one of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. Proper oral care is necessary to prevent eating difficulties, digestive problems and infections. As a caregiver, you may have to assist with dental hygiene or take a more hands-on approach. Below are helpful tips from professionals …

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High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement. Dementia affects some 30 million to …

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Providing In-Home Care Services for a Senior Loved One? Battling Caregiver Guilt? We Can Help!

Most people are juggling a lot of balls these days, and family members providing in-home care services for a loved one often feel like they’re juggling knives and flaming swords on top of it. It’s normal to experience feelings of being overwhelmed and guilty with all the responsibilities involved with …

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Children of Alzheimer’s Patients Can Be Valuable Resources for Scientists

Researchers are hoping to learn what causes Alzheimer’s and what treatments might be effective by studying people whose families have a history of the disease. You wouldn’t necessarily think Marty Reiswig is a perfect candidate for a study on Alzheimer’s disease. He’s 37 years old and has no symptoms of …

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Dear Healthcare Professional Taking Care of My Mom with Alzheimer’s

Let me start by simply saying thank you! Thank you for your tireless work in the medical field. You may be prescribing or handing her medication, and checking for side effects. Maybe you are the nurse’s aide who helps her get dressed in the morning and reminds her where the …

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Man with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease chooses to live in the present

Sandy’s Story: Fighting Alzheimer’s  Tallahassee, Florida (CNN)Sandy Halperin closes his eyes. His expression is pensive, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind — a kind of neural film strip. It is 1962. He is in a small neighborhood pharmacy in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father, …

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