What you need to know about frontotemporal dementia

Recently, the news of actor Bruce Willis’ frontotemporal dementia diagnosis made national headlines, but it also put the spotlight on a disorder many are unfamiliar with.  What is frontotemporal dementia?  According to the NIH, Frontotemporal disorders (FTD), sometimes called frontotemporal dementia is a rare form of dementia that tends to occur at a younger age

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|

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

Walk4ALZ: Recap and What’s Next!

By Staff Blogger/ October, 2017 Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC) hosted our very first Walk4ALZ of this year in Laguna Niguel Regional Park on October 14th. The 400 participants who joined hands in fight against Alzheimer's included people affected by the disease and their friends and family, caregivers, AlzOC staff, local elected officials, and many other

October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|
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