Alzheimer’s and related dementia is one of the most devastating diagnoses any individual or family can face. Understanding Alzheimer's disease and its effects is the first step to managing it while making life easier for everyone involved. Below you will find tips and advice about topics important to people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We’re always adding new content, so be sure to check back often.
Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease:
It’s hard to understand, but those suffering from Alzheimer’s are not deliberately being unkind.
These tips for communicating with someone with Alzheimer's will help you break past the fear, anger and confusion and re-open the lines of communication.
Helping your family adjust to Alzheimer's and dementia:
Remembering your life before Alzheimer's while continuing on under new circumstances.
Alzheimer’s is a difficult disease, and your healthy parent needs support, too.
Getting family on the same page regarding a parent’s health.
Learn about the types of respite care and how they can help you and your loved one.
Alzheimer’s wandering and sundowning:
Simple steps to take to reduce incidences of Alzheimer’s wandering.
Having difficulty coping with a parent’s constant need to wander? Some advice to keep your parent safe and sound.
What you can do to reduce the negative effects of sundowning while reassuring your loved one that everything’s OK.
Financial help and Medicare coverage for Alzheimer's Disease:
Learn how to get Social Security disability benefits to cover Alzheimer’s-related medical expenses.
Learn how Medicare can help you pay for expenses related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer’s and assisted living facilities:
Ways to coax your unwilling parent into a safer living situation such as an assisted living facility.
Explore your options for long-term care facilities.
Nursing homes 101: what to look for and what to ask.