Posts Categorized: Alzheimer’s

Recommended Reading for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Nobody understands what it’s like to care for a loved one with dementia like someone who’s been there. What works for one patient won’t necessarily work for another, but through trial and error, from first-hand experience, many caregivers and medical professionals have come up with tips and suggestions to help other caregivers. Here is some… Read more »

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

By Kim Chernecky According to the Alzheimer’s Association in 2013 alone, “15.5 million family and friends provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of care” to a loved one. Chances are if you are reading this, you are one of them. And as people continue to live longer, those numbers will only increase. While many caregivers… Read more »

Eight Types of Dementia

By Bob DeMarco Dementia is the gradual deterioration of mental functioning that effects memory, mood, thinking, concentration, and judgment. These changes often affect a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities. Dementia is an illness that usually occurs slowly over time, and usually includes a progressive state of deterioration. The earliest signs of dementia are usually… Read more »