Ask the Expert: Five Things First-Time Care Partners Should Know

Navigating your loved one’s cognitive changes can be a challenging road to walk, but the following steps can help ease the caregiving journey ahead.   Assess Your Loved One’s Needs First, determine what types of help or care your loved one may need. Each person’s health needs vary, but there are certain conditions or symptoms

10 Things to Know for Walk4ALZ & Run4ALZ

March 8, 2022 The Walk4ALZ & Run4ALZ is Orange County’s largest Alzheimer’s walk and 5K. Every year, thousands come together at Angel Stadium to raise funds, awareness and enjoy a day of family fun. Keep the following in mind to prepare for the big day and if you haven’t already sign up here. 1. Turn

10 Affirmations for Caregivers

February 18, 2022 Caregivers may not have the time or energy to set traditional goals for themselves, but repeating encouraging affirmations can be a simple yet powerful tool for self-encouragement. Take a moment to sit in your favorite chair, read through this list, perhaps over a cup of coffee or tea, and remember to breathe!

February 16th, 2022|Health & Lifestyle|

The Rain: Treasuring Memory

Brought to you by Irvine Clinical Research By Dr. Dung Trinh It rained today. It rained all last night. I enjoyed the sound of rain so much that I actually pulled it into my dream last night. In my dream, I was on the rooftop of a parking structure - enjoying the rain and soaking

December 9th, 2021|Health & Lifestyle|

5 Ways to Create Dementia-friendly Holidays

Holidays can bring mixed feelings for the caregivers and their loved ones. summarizes these conflicting emotions in the following quote: “For people who have experienced a big change, traditions can be a source of comfort–or a painful reminder of what they’ve lost.” Why are holidays difficult for individuals with cognitive change? New sights, sounds

November 23rd, 2021|Health & Lifestyle|

Six Strategies for Developing Resiliency

May 2021 Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia can be challenging, but learning how you can develop resiliency can help. See what lessons you can learn from Dr. Miriam Galindo’s Developing Resiliency presentation from our Fill Your Cup: Caregiver Strategies for 2021 caregiver conference. Developing Resiliency is critical for caregivers Unchecked

Eat Right For Might – Nutrition for a Healthier Mind

Learn about the impact food can have on brain health and what kind of foods can contribute to a healthy mind in this article. Originally published in Village Breeze magazine and written in collaboration with Laguna Woods Village Social Services.   Learn more about our MindFit OC brain health programs, events and more here or

What is a Mind Check and why should I consider one?

For many people worried about their cognition, the idea of getting a memory screen causes feelings of anxiety or fear. It's perfectly normal to have concerns or to be uneasy about getting what some physicians refer to as a "check up from the neck up." Here at Alzheimer's Orange County (AlzOC), we offer complimentary memory

October 27th, 2020|Health & Lifestyle|

Caregiver Conversations: Managing Caregiver Stress in the Age of COVID-19

Caregiving for a loved one with dementia is one of the hardest jobs most of us will ever do. Caregiving can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Adapting to changes as the disease progresses can be disorienting. In the midst of that disorientation, we are faced with even more changes as we cope with the restrictions

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