Alzheimer’s – Caregiving: Classic Sources
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has recently issued a tipsheet for Alzheimer’s caregivers on Coping with Agitation and Aggression. As the tipsheet points out, agitation and aggressive behavior are common . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging
New statistics released on Tuesday, March 19, from both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer’s Association have found that both the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s Disease and the actual number of Alzheimer’s . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade
On May 15, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius released the final version of the first comprehensive National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, which has been under development pursuant to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act . . . → Read More: Obama Administration Releases New National Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s
The World Health Organization (WHO) on April 11 issued a substantial new report showing that, with populations aging, cases of dementia are expected to more than triple worldwide by 2050. The report calls upon nations to address this pandemic-size . . . → Read More: The WHO Issues Wake-up Call: Dementia Cases Will Triple by 2050, More Family Caregiver Support Needed
Johns Hopkins has released the updated 2012 Edition of the Johns Hopkins Memory White Paper. According to a recent Johns Hopkins Health Alert, the Johns Hopkins Memory White Paper compiles in simple language for consumers some of the best . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins Releases 2012 Memory White Paper
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), provides a useful resource list with excerpts and links to multiple sources of information on Legal . . . → Read More: Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A NIA Resource List
The Alzheimer’s Association has declared September “World Alzheimer’s Month,” a time to place focus on Alzheimer’s and the need for public education, awareness and action to combat the “Alzheimer’s Epidemic” that threatens the world as populations age. As part . . . → Read More: September is World Alzheimer’s Month; September 21 is Alzheimer’s Action Day
Nearly 15 million Americans are now caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, an increase of 37 percent over the number at this time last year, according to a significant new report released . . . → Read More: Nearly 15 Million Americans Are Now Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease – A Number Rapidly Growing
Podcast from the Mayo Clinic Dr. Glenn Smith, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, who specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, gives caregiving tips on how to deal with the challenges of difficult issues faced by seniors. Listen»
The Alzheimer’s Association offers classes and courses on many aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients. The classes are offered at a nominal fee, and are held locally in many different cities where the Alzheimer’s Association is . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Association – Classes & Workshops
From The Mayo Clinic. Useful tips for caregivers on how to diffuse anger frequently experienced in those with Alzheimer’s and other . . . → Read More: Tips for Diffusing Anger in Those with Dementia
Books on Family Caregiving for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, Bibliography prepared by the Alzheimer’s Association. Here is a useful list of selected books on family caregiving for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association. Read More . . . → Read More: Books on Family Caregiving for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
The 36 Hour Day, by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins. The first thing to read is this classic book on caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients. This is a must-read, and the best place to start. This book has . . . → Read More: The 36 Hour Day
Good basic information on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, from the National Institutes of Health: Senior Health Website. Includes links to information on Home Care, Residential Care, Safety Issues, Frequently Asked Questions, Videos, and medical information from MedlinePlus. . . . → Read More: NIHSeniorHealth: Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s – Table of contents
Caregiver Guide, Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, by the National Institute on Aging, U.S. National Institutes of Health. Very good comprehensive links to additional information and resources for Alzheimer’s caregivers.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care: Tips, Activities, and Long-Term Care Options. Helpful information for Alzheimer’s caregivers from HelpGuide.org, a nonprofit organization. View Info:
Learn More about How to Deal with Challenging Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Behaviors in our Section on How to Deal with Difficult Elderly Behavior.
Alzheimer’s care: Simple tips for daily tasks, by the Mayo Clinic Staff. Tips for Alzheimer’s caregivers by the Mayo Clinic. Alzheimer’s caregiving takes patience and flexibility. To reduce frustration, consider these tips for daily tasks — from limiting choices . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s care: Simple tips for daily tasks
Alzheimer’s Caregivers, NIH Senior Health website, National Institute on Aging, U.S. National Library of Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good links to information and resources for Alzheimer’s caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Questions and Answers for Caregivers – Cleveland Clinic.