3 Tips for Struggling Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Lydia Chan Caring for an elderly loved one is no small task to begin with, but when your loved one is plagued with a disease such as Alzheimer’s, the challenge can be nearly unbearable. Your fight against your loved one’s Alzheimer’s can feel like rowing a hole-ridden boat down a stream without a paddle. You may…

At 32, this woman is the youngest Briton with dementia

In 2016, Becky Barletta, 32, was diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that progressively alters certain areas of the brain. She is one of the youngest in the country to have been diagnosed. Until two years ago, Becky Barletta had everything to be happy. This young blonde, ski instructor had met her future husband on the…

This young dad will soon forget all his family memories

A dad-of-two has become one of Britain’s youngest Alzheimer’s victims after being diagnosed at the age of 30. Daniel Bradbury inherited the devastating disease from his father and has been warned his 18-month-old twins have a 50 percent chance of developing it in later life. He began showing symptoms of the disease in July last…

Alzheimer Symptoms That People Might Be Still Ignoring Cause Harm

Scientists continue to unravel the complex brain changes involved in the onset and progression of Alzheimer disease. It seems likely that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. During this preclinical stage of Alzheimer disease, people seem to be symptom-free, but toxic changes are taking place…

Falls in Dementia: Root Cause Analysis and Interventions

Prevent Falls by Determining the Real Reason Why They Happen Determining the Root Cause of Falls When people with Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia fall, it’s important that we spend time to determine the root cause for that fall. This process is called root cause analysis. Root cause analysis means to dig deep and attempt to determine the underlying…

Three Experienced Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories and Lessons

Three caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients were asked what “best lessons” they would share with a friend or colleague who is new to Alzheimer’s or dementia caregiving. Here are their responses. Eileen and Marie: Two Caregivers at Two Different Stages Eileen—Years of Grieving. Then Respite. Then Clarity. Eileen’s husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years…

Beware These Causes Tied To Raised Risk of Death In Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Here’s a Look At How Alzheimer’s Disease kills. How does Alzheimer’s disease lead to a person’s death? Alzheimer’s disease destroys nerve connections in the brain,  making it progressively more difficult to do ordinary things like move around, swallow and feed yourself. While the disease devastates the brain, it does not kill you. Complications of the decline…

10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Caregivers

Do you have a friend who is a caregiver for a loved one? Or, do you know someone whose professional job consists of taking care of others? Whether this role is paid or unpaid, life-encompassing or part-time, for a family member or a patient, there are some things better left unsaid. Good Intentions Most of our comments…

My Husband Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s — At 36

If I had known that every day I would lose a piece of Jason, a lot of our days might have been different. Maybe I would have not cared so much about the small stuff. Treasured each moment. Loved him more. But I just didn’t know. The first time I saw Jason, he was playing…

10 keys for caregivers in Alzheimer’s disease

10 Keys to caregivers in Alzheimer’s disease What is it?Alzheimer’s is a degenerative dementia that usually affects people over 65 years, although there are cases in children under 40 years. Its evolution is slow and progressive, frequently presenting deterioration of language, memory and / or recognition of objects and people. PHASESInitialAs a main symptom of oblivion,…