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5 Ways to Create Dementia-friendly Holidays

Holidays can bring mixed feelings for the caregivers and their loved ones. OptionB.org 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

Managing Your Mental Health

For many caregivers, dealing with stress and anxiety is a daily battle. The current situation we face can be challenging and has the potential for many to alienate their own mental and emotional well being. Despite the challenges, there are multiple tools and ways that make it easier to manage stress and to take care

Exercises for Older Adults

Being limited to staying indoors might reduce your ability to go outside, but that doesn't mean you or your loved ones can't stay active. To help you stay physically active during this time, we've compiled a series of simple, easy-to-follow exercises designed specifically for older adults that can be completed with common household items—no need

Meaningful Ways to Spend the Day While Staying At Home

We are living in an unprecedented time. Millions of families across the globe, and right here in Orange County, are following orders to stay home in order to protect our community and our families from the spread of a dangerous disease. For caregivers, this time brings added challenges. Some of us may have relied on

Ask The Expert: How do I know when it’s the right time to consider placement?

This week’s question:  How do I know when it's the right time to consider placement?    Moving a loved one to a care facility can be a difficult decision. There is no single “right time” to do so, because dementia affects every individual differently. Only caregivers and the family members involved in the decision-making process

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