Activity Planning for Persons with Dementia

Thinking of ways to be more productive or increase one’s activity is common for anyone planning new goals or resolutions—especially at the start of a new year.  However, those caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia may find that their loved one has new or increased feelings of apathy. If that’s something you’ve

January 12th, 2023|Health & Lifestyle|

Caring Conversations: How to Communicate With Someone With Memory Loss

Some helpful tips for caregivers on communicating with their loved ones   Caregivers must change their communication style when interacting with a person with Alzheimer's or dementia. Alzheimer's is often considered a disease of emotions, whipping up a continuous cycle within its victims' minds that repeatedly bounces from confusion to discomfort to abnormal behaviors. This

Exercise and Healthy Diet May Delay Onset of Dementia

By Dr. Joey R. Gee, DO, FAHS/ January, 2017 As a practicing community neurologist who is routinely treating individuals who may suffer from cognitive disorders and dementia, I cannot stress enough the importance of lifestyle modifications for both family caregivers as well as the individuals. Lifestyle modifications are an integral part of the treatment for

January 11th, 2018|Health & Lifestyle|

Paws4ALZ to the Rescue!

A program focused on animal-assisted therapy for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease By Staff Blogger / December, 2017 We recently introduced our Paws4ALZ Program for older individuals with dementia. Our volunteer, Colleen Bell, has been instrumental in starting Paws4ALZ and has been out in the community informing people of our program. Paws4ALZ's mission is to

Alzheimer’s Best Friend during Holidays

By Staff Blogger/November, 2017 With all of its pleasures, the holiday season can also be a time of loss and stress for families and individuals who are dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, there are ways to make the holidays a memorable and enjoyable season for all. David Troxel, an internationally known expert and speaker

November 23rd, 2017|Events|
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