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Dementia Care: Putting a Shadowbox Together by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Assembling a shadowbox to use for your family member with dementia can be easy to do as you have most items you need right around your home.  A shadowbo ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Research News by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia There is constant research going on both ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease or dementia and methods to test for it.  Updates on research on blood tests ... Read on »
Dementia: Stop Fighting, Start Accepting by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A recent article in the New York Times struck me as a great reminder of how simple the care of persons with dementia can be if we stop trying to control ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Action Plan Signed Into Law by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Last month, President Obama signed into law the very first National Action Plan for Alzheimer's disease.  This National Plan is poised to help coordinat ... Read on »
Dementia Book Review: The Long Hello by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm grateful to the many readers of this blog because they often tip me off to new products or books that you may find helpful.  Here is a brief review ... Read on »
Dementia Caregiving: Is Depression Hitting You? by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We've mentioned the topic of depression before but with the winter upon us, we need to check in on this serious concern.   The Family Caregiver All ... Read on »
Easing Dementia Symptoms With Massage by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Touch is so vital to all of us but often missing in our daily interactions, especially in those with dementia. Professional massage therapy may not be a ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Association & Pfizer Launch "It's Time to Face Alzheimer's" by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Here is a great dementia caregiver initiative to be aware of from a collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association and Pfizer --another opportunit ... Read on »
Dementia Stories Get Recorded with StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A non-profit organization called, StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative has recorded over 2,000 individual conversations and stories of those living with ... Read on »
Caregiver's Contest For You! by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I wanted you to know about a Caregiver's Share Why You Care Contest , sponsored by Eldercarelink.com . I write another blog on that site geared to seni ... Read on »
Dementia: Rummaging and Hoarding Behaviors by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Those of us who help care for persons with dementia may be familiar with rummaging and hoarding behaviors.  The brain changes in dementia cause disorien ... Read on »
Dementia Definitions: Subjective Cognitive Impairment or Mild Cognitive Impairment by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In an effort to help family and professional caregivers recognize the nuances of cognitive decline within their loved ones, some new terms are out there ... Read on »
Dementia Care: Does the Spaced-Retrieval Technique Work? by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Eating problems plague those with dementia as they move into the middle and later stages of the disease. A speech therapy technique called "spaced-retri ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Launches "Together for Care" Telethon/National Screening Day by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will hold the inaugural ‘Together for Care’ Telethon, a special TV event aimed at focusing on the health crisis ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Infographic from Caring.com by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Caring.com is a website devoted to caregivers of all types, not just those caring for family members or friends with dementia.  They have put together w ... Read on »
Dementia Volunteers Get Quilts by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) has added a bonus to those who volunteer in research studies to find a cure:  they receive a new lap- ... Read on »
Dementia Caregivers Tour The Virtual Home by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A new multimedia project from Weill Cornell Medical College called, "thiscaringhome.org" is a winner for providing dementia caregivers easy to underst ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Association Launches TrialMatch Service by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Alzheimer's Association has recently launched a free service called TrialMatch that will provide those with Alzheimer's disease and related dement ... Read on »
Dementia Toolbox Blog Wins Top Brain Disability Blog Award by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Medical Billing and Coding just announced the 15 winners of the Top Brain Disabilities Blog Award and the Dementia Caregiver's Toolbox is on the li ... Read on »
Dementia - Canadian Research on Caregivers by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I got an email recently from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)  about dementia caregiving research that won't surprise you.  Here is ... Read on »