Alzheimer's blog

  1. October 16, 2012

    Mindfulness key component in compassion for self, others

    By Angela Lunde Alzheimer's caregivers need compassion not only for others, but for themselves as well. Mindfulness helps you develop that complete awareness. 18 comments
  2. October 2, 2012

    Cultural shift under way in addressing Alzheimer's

    By Angela Lunde Society needs to embrace those with Alzheimer's rather than shun them as diseased individuals. 50 comments
  3. September 18, 2012

    You can help change the stigma of Alzheimer's

    By Angela Lunde Alzheimer's is an epidemic. Help change the stigma of Alzheimer's and join the fight against the disease. 25 comments
  4. August 31, 2012

    Antipsychotics overused in people with Alzheimer's

    By Angela Lunde Compassionate care, not drugs, should be emphasized in treating those with Alzheimer's. 52 comments
  5. August 4, 2012

    Unmet needs and the social environment

    By Angela Lunde Caregivers, family and friends must be mindful of the social needs of people with dementia. 36 comments
  6. July 24, 2012

    Unmet needs and negative behaviors

    By Angela Lunde To prevent and manage negative behaviors in loved ones with dementia, be attentive to unmet needs. 52 comments
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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