Alzheimer’s Care – Dressing The Alzheimer’s Patient

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, many caregivers struggle with some basic tasks such as dressing their patients.  In the early stages of Alzheimer’s it may be a challenge dressing the parient but as … [Read more...]

The Role of Nurses in Alzheimer’s Disease Care

In general, nurses are not equipped with the skills required to care for Alzheimer’s patients. This is a bold statement to make and is not meant to diminish the important role that nurses play in … [Read more...]

Is Hoarding Normal for Alzheimer’s People?

Are you a caregiver for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?  Are you finding things they’ve hoarded and stored around the house? Hoarding is not unusual for people suffering with Alzheimer’s or … [Read more...]

Why Caregivers Should Hate Antipsychotic Drugs to Treat Alzheimer’s

Are you a son or a daughter with the role of caregiver for a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s?  Are you struggling with the decision to use antipsychotic drugs to curb the behaviours associated with … [Read more...]

Why Do People With Alzheimer’s Wander?

Have you noticed that people with Alzheimer’s tend to wander aimlessly as if they’re searching for something?  Is this a trait of the disease or just a heightened awareness and worry for their safety … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Need Support Too

Alzheimer's Disease continues to place a burden on governments and health care systems.  However, many people fail to recognize the impact on spouses and family members who are often the first line of … [Read more...]

Sundown Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

An Alzheimer’s disease caregiver will tell you coping with sundown syndrome is difficult when providing care to an Alzheimer’s patient.  Described as a state of confusion and agitation, sundown … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Disease Numbers Spike Dramatically

The number of Alzheimer's disease patients seeking help in the last 18-months from Alzheimer's societies has jumped 76 percent.  This dramatic increase in Alzheimer's patients means 2,339 more clients … [Read more...]