• How to Avoid Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

    With nearly 1 in 4 caregivers spending over 41 hours per week providing care to individuals living with dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, it’s no wonder that many Alzheimer’s Caregivers are experiencing burnout. Caregivers regularly lose sleep because they fear what their loved one with Alzheimer’s may do when left...

  • How to organize Halloween activities for Alzheimer’s patients

    The tree leaves are now a beautiful mix of green, red and orange and the air feels cool and crisp. Pumpkins are everywhere.  Halloween is quickly approaching and signaling the start of fall and winter holidays.  Many Alzheimer’s patients have fond memories of trick-or-treating as children, or celebrating Halloween with...

  • How to to prevent dementia: cognitive training

    Is it possible to reverse or prevent dementia by using brain games and cognitive training? Many assisted living residents, and their loved ones hope that is the case.  The ACTIVE Study There have been studies and trials to test the effect of brain games in Alzheimer’s patients, such as Advanced Cognitive Training...

  • How to Help an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

    When someone develops Alzheimer’s, often the first choice for a caregiver will be a family member, for many reasons. The spouse, child or grandchild of an Alzheimer’s patient may feel guilty sending their loved one to a memory care facility, or may simply have the desire to provide the loving...

  • Common Alzheimer’s Communication Issues: How to Reply

    When someone has dementia in one form or another, they may say some phrases over-and-over again. Or they may become confused and start stating unfounded claims. Yet part of dementia care is knowing how to reply when these things happen as Alzheimer’s communication is still important. So below are some examples...

  • Importance of Non-verbal Communication when Dealing with People with Dementia

    As Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases progress, they eventually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. This means to the person who has Alzheimer’s, communication becomes stressful. For the person who is involved in Alzheimer’s care of the person, a different way of communication needs to be used along with verbal communication...

  • Survival Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

    Being a caregiver for a senior Alzheimer’s sufferer can be can be both fulfilling and frustrating. This because giving love is in itself fulfilling, yet you know that’s it a disease which doesn’t have a cure and that the person you love will slowly decline. Giving a loved one Alzheimer’s...

  • How to Stay Patient and Supportive When Caring for a Person with Dementia

    Having a loved one who needs Alzheimer’s care can be challenging. If you’re not careful, caregiving can be all consuming, and you can become not only overwhelmed; but neglectful of your health as well. Taking care of yourself is as important too, as important as caring for your loved one...

  • Online Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

    When your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s, finding the most up-to-date information on Alzheimer’s care is important. Information and advice are available through about caring for an Alzheimer’s or dementia sufferer and on how to better take care of yourself during this difficult time. So below is a list...

  • How to Find Assisted Living in San Antonio

    In San Antonio, assisted living options aren’t difficult to find. With about 165 facilities to choose from, finding a place where your loved one can call home has many options. Some of the services provided by assisted living facilities not only provide safe places to live, but services too. There...