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4 Tips to Prevent Alzheimer Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, whether full or part-time, can be exhausting. If you are dealing with symptoms such as denial, stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and irritability, and you can trace them back to your caregiving responsibilities, you may be looking at burnout. If this is the case, you don't want to let it go any longer. Check out these tips that will help prevent Alzheimer care burnout.

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Memory Loss vs. Dementia, When To Be Concerned

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Although memory loss isn't an aspect of the senior years 100% of the time, it is common enough to be expected by most people as they age. However, that creates a problem in that many people confuse age-related forgetfulness with dementia, with the latter requiring medical care. Because they are so different though, here a few ways to tell them apart.

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Some Ways for Dealing With Wandering When Caring for an Aging Loved One

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Whether you're caring for an aging loved one or a senior parent with a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, it's a challenge to ensure that they don't wander away from the house or in a crowd. It's up to you to make sure this doesn't happen because once out of the home, they can become confused and unable to return on their own. They might not be able to remember their address or even their names. Here are some ways for dealing with wandering when caring for an aging loved one or senior parent suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's. 

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How To Keep Your Senior Safe From Wandering

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Senior caregivers have many concerns regarding loved ones with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. But the main cause of concern, and maybe even anxiety, is often the danger of wandering. While it is estimated that over 60% of dementia sufferers will wander, it is also true that there are many things you can do to help keep your loved one safe. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Keep the routine for your loved one with dementia using Alexa

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Keeping a routine for your loved one with dementia provides a sense of understanding in a world that is increasingly becoming less clear for them. Going about their daily lives in a similar way every day creates less need for them to remember the specific details of "how-to" in the moment. This article shows how it gives them a sense of capability, independence, and comfort. Give your loved one these benefits through Alexa (or Echo) from Amazon. It is a virtual assistant to your loved one, and provide their routine in an innovative and effective way.

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Managing Alzheimer's: Dealing With The Agitation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that affects more than 5 million Americans, with most sufferers over the age of 65. Far from simply destroying a person's memory, it can completely change their personality. A common occurrence in those with Alzheimer's is agitation, sometimes multiple bouts every day. If this is the case with the senior loved one in your care, here are some suggestions on how to cope.

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Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Alzheimer's affects over 5 million people in the U.S. The disease progressively destroys a person's memory as well as their ability to think. And although there's no cure, treatment can slow down the process and help sufferers maintain their independence longer. Here are some warning signs of Alzheimer's to look for.

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