Alzheimer's blog

  1. July 10, 2012

    Negative behaviors may signal unmet needs

    By Angela Lunde One of the best things we can do for a person with dementia is to view behaviors as neither good nor bad, but as signs of unmet needs. 59 comments
  2. June 26, 2012

    Myths, misconceptions interfere with Alzheimer's diagnosis, care

    By Angela Lunde Stereotypes and stigma associated with Alzheimer's need to be addressed so compassionate care can advance. 20 comments
  3. June 12, 2012

    Jargon causes confusion in Alzheimer's diagnosis

    By Angela Lunde Timely and accurate diagnosis key component of effectively addressing Alzheimer's. 25 comments
  4. May 30, 2012

    Human connectedness is a lifeline for Alzheimer's caregivers

    By Angela Lunde Caregivers find much to learn about their life-changing experience at Mayo Clinic's HABIT program. 30 comments
  5. May 15, 2012

    Life's best lessons often emerge during caregiving role

    By Angela Lunde When mom gets Alzheimer's, it changes a child's role. And often life's greatest lessons can be learned as one grows into the role of caregiver. 35 comments
  6. May 1, 2012

    Use worry time to address concerns, make caregiving easier

    By Angela Lunde Rather than worrying all the time, caregivers should try using a set period for it. Doing so will lessen the burden on you in the routine of caregiving. 26 comments
  7. April 17, 2012

    Negative thinking can take the joy out of life for caregivers

    By Angela Lunde Reduce your stress by controlling perceptions, and you'll enjoy life and caregiving more. 24 comments
  8. April 3, 2012

    Yoga can help caregivers find inner calm

    By Angela Lunde Inner calm creates outer calm and can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their health. 22 comments
  9. March 20, 2012

    Alzheimer's community gathers to share hope, love

    By Angela Lunde Meeting of the Minds joins researchers, caregivers, spiritual leaders and those with dementia to share experiences, hope for the future. 14 comments
  10. March 3, 2012

    Alzheimer's, dementia and MCI overlap, but have different meanings

    By Angela Lunde The terms "Alzheimer's," "dementia" and "MCI" often are used interchangeably, but cause confusion. The bottom line: Plan for the future. 29 comments
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