Montessori-Based Activities for Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s and dementia are some of the most frustrating medical conditions for everybody involved.  Both the patient and family are strongly effected and tensions run high.  It can be depressing and aggravating for family members and extremely scary for the patients.  For years, many different theories have been put in to practice to try to Read more

December 14, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments
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Top Myths About Senior Assisted Living

Deciding to move into a senior assisted living community, or to move your loved one into a community, is a difficult decision to make. While communities do everything in their power to help seniors feel at home and maintain their independence, there are many myths about senior assisted living communities that can unnecessarily prevent some Read more

December 5, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments

DIY and Craft Activities for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease can make it difficult for your loved ones to feel engaged in life. People with memory issues tend to struggle with activities they used to enjoy. You can offer DIY and craft activities for people with Alzheimer’s that are fun to do and help reduce depression while increasing self-esteem. When you are planning Read more

November 27, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments

Holidays Guide for Alzheimer’s Families

The holiday season can be a little less happy for people who have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Visiting loved ones with short-term memory problems can be a sad time for family members, and if it has been a while since you’ve seen your loved one – it’s possible Read more

November 22, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments

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 unattended, and many give up Read more

November 9, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments

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 their children when they were Read more

October 31, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments

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 for Independent and Vital Elderly Read more

October 24, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments

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 care that the patient deserves. Read more

October 20, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments

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 of what a person with Read more

July 25, 2017 Julia Chubarov Comments