Informational Posts

The Importance of Training for Alzheimer & Dementia Caregivers

Being a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is a demanding role. Whether you’re new to being a caregiver or you’re a current caregiver who needs some additional support, we offer free online and in-person caregiver classes and Alzheimer’s Disease education workshops for caregivers…
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7 Strategies to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is an arduous task. While sometimes taking care of your loved one may make you feel fulfilled and energized because you’re providing them with much-needed love and comfort, other times it can be…
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Caregiver Tips for Managing Incontinence of Dementia Sufferers

One of the most common and frustrating problems caregivers face when caring for loved ones with dementia is managing incontinence, which may affect your loved one’s urinary system and/or bowels. There may be multiple causes, including an overall decline in cognitive abilities, making the issue…
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Respites: A Caregiver’s Soul-Saver

Sometimes the most useful thing you can do as the caregiver for a loved one is to give yourself a break from the daily stress that comes with the role. Whether it’s taking a short-term break from the grind while a family member or friend…
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What to Do If a Loved One with Dementia Refuses to Eat

Unfortunately, refusing to eat and/or a lack of appetite is a common aspect of dementia, which can be a great source of concern and frustration for caregivers. Forcing your loved one to eat is not an option, however, since they may choke or accidentally inhale…
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Common Dementia Caregiver Mistakes

Being a caregiver for a loved one with dementia can be a difficult, complex, frustrating experience at times, especially for new caregivers. Working to avoid some of the common dementia caregiver mistakes can be a huge help, potentially saving you time, energy and resources, while…
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Essential Exercises for the Loved One with Dementia

It may not be easy to begin an exercise program with your loved one who suffers from dementia, especially if they didn’t exercise before their illness. But by gradually working safe, simple and customizable fitness activities into their daily routine, the benefits will slowly build and accrue.