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Gift Ideas for someone with Alzheimer's Disease

Visits: Make regular visits to the family that is caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Hugs: People with Alzheimer’s disease miss being touched. Be generous with hugs – for the caregiver also. Music: Tapes, music boxes Books and magazines: with lots of colorful pictures and old familiar scenes. Photo albums: Enlarged pictures of early …

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Tips for Navigating the Holiday Season as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

The holiday season is a time to be enjoyed with family and friends, but for the ten million people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, this time of the year can be stressful and difficult. Many people are already balancing the responsibility of caregiving with everyday life and now have to change their routine and worry …

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Top 10 Things to do After a Family Member has been Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease

  Find people you can talk to for support and information. Join a dementia support group. Try not to blame yourself or the person with dementia. Talking to others will help you get through this. Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Consider enrolling your family member in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Safe Return® Program, which helps …

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Practical Strategies to Increase Hydration in a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Drinking enough fluids every day is critical for good health. Not getting enough fluids can increase one’s risk for complications such as dehydration and constipation, but getting persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to take in the recommended 64 to 80 oz of total water a day can be difficult. Although much of the water that …

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Tips for Coping with Caregiving Stress

When working with a person with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers frequently find that adjustments in their approaches and expectations are necessary. Adjusting your approaches to the varying levels of assistance, mood, and behaviors of the person you care for may help you feel less stress and frustration. For family caregivers, there is a unique change that …

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