Does it Matter Whether You Visit a Loved One with Alzheimer’s?

  Kathleen's grandmother, Ruth, has Alzheimer's and is in a nursing home. When she first moved in, Kathleen's mother and her uncle would visit often, bringing Ruth her favorite foods, musical recordings, and photos to … [Read more...]

What Can Be Done with $350 million? (a lot, we hope)

Alzheimer’s research got a $350 million boost last week, when President Barack Obama signed the FY2016 budget into law. This historic amount marks the largest boost ever for federal Alzheimer’s research funding — a nearly 60 … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Holiday Gifts for a Loved One with Dementia

Dear Baxter, I would like to buy a holiday gift for my grandmother with dementia. Do you have any ideas about what I should get for her, that she could appreciate. Thanks, Aggie Ift-Forgrama --- Dear Aggie, Shopping … [Read more...]

How Do You Tell Loved Ones That You Have Alzheimer’s?

Greg O'Brien and his family (source: onpluto.org) Fifty-nine year old Greg O'Brien lives a healthy and happy life. He exercises every day, makes a good living, and spends lots of quality time with his wife and three … [Read more...]

Be Very Afraid: Our Top Ten Scariest Articles

With Halloween upon us, now is the time when we present you with this year’s scariest & creepiest stories. From posthumous messages from loved ones to Alzheimer's being contagious, we uncovered some scary ground. To … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Halloween Tips for When a Loved One has Dementia

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My mother has dementia and recently moved into our home. Before she was diagnosed, she loved Halloween, especially all the decorations, seeing the grandchildren dressed up in costumes, and eating the … [Read more...]

Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s

Photo from everydayfamily.com Q. It's National Grandparent's Day on Sunday, September 13. My children want to do something special with their grandpa, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, ever since the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Learning to “Speak Alzheimer’s”

Dear Angel, My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple of years ago. She used to be a college professor and is a brilliant woman. I began noticing that when someone hears of her Alzheimer's, they ask me questions that … [Read more...]

Things You Can Do to Relieve Caregiver Stress

Dear Baxter, Being a caregiver for my father with Alzheimer's is both rewarding and stressful. I want to take care of myself, but I don't know where to go for help, nor do I have the money to spend. What are some inexpensive … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Can Banks Refuse to Accept a Power of Attorney?

Q. My cousin's parents executed a Power of Attorney naming her and her sister as co-agents. My aunt is now deceased. My uncle, who has dementia, is owner of an investment portfolio with monthly dividends being automatically … [Read more...]

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