Alzheimer's blog

  1. September 10, 2014

    When caregivers share fears and pain, door opens for hope

    By Angela Lunde

    The way we transform our insecurities, sorrow and other difficult emotions is by admitting them, owning and expressing them. This helps caregivers find joy, relief.

    16 comments
  2. August 2, 2014

    Meaningful activity can relieve sundowning for those with dementia

    By Angela Lunde

    Social interactions, activities may help relieve restlessness often labeled as sundowning for those with dementia.

    20 comments
  3. July 10, 2014

    See the person, not the disease, with Alzheimer's caregiving

    By Angela Lunde

    In dementia caregiving, search for the whole person you're helping and avoid labeling and stereotypes.

    9 comments
  4. June 11, 2014

    Don't prejudge Alzheimer's wanderers who may really have a goal

    By Angela Lunde

    Don't label Alzheimer's "wanderers'' without taking the time to understand their needs. Show compassion, they may actually have a goal.

    10 comments
  5. May 28, 2014

    Focus on what really matters and soar above the clouds

    By Angela Lunde

    Even with the stress of caregiving, by focusing on the positive you'll be happier. Pilot your way by letting go of the negative thoughts that drain your life.

    7 comments
  6. April 2, 2014

    Hope takes on different meanings for Alzheimer's caregivers

    By Angela Lunde

    The key to caregivers renewing hope may lie in nourishing relationships that support and energize, engaging in self-care practices and making peace with what is.

    27 comments
  7. March 6, 2014

    Hope is in the air at Alzheimer's conference

    By Angela Lunde

    Alzheimer's conference offers hope for a better future — and a better today.

    10 comments
  8. March 5, 2014

    Cancer caregivers and quality of life — new study opportunity

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Mayo Clinic has a new study open to cancer caregivers that is researching interventions to improve quality of life and prevent burnout.

    5 comments
  9. February 19, 2014

    Tips on boosting spirits in Alzheimers caregiving

    By Angela Lunde

    Those living with Alzheimer’s lose the ability to begin an activity or find interesting things to do on their own. If caregivers don't know this, they could mistakenly conclude the person is unmotivated.

    9 comments
  10. January 14, 2014

    Gifts from past year resonate in new year of dementia care

    By Angela Lunde

    Persons living with dementia and care partners provide lessons and perspectives that can benefit all.

    16 comments
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