Alzheimer's blog

  1. October 30, 2012

    Caregivers choosing acceptance, not resentment, build happiness

    By Angela Lunde With mindfulness practice, caregivers can let go of grievances and shift their perception of life. 28 comments
  2. 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
  3. September 12, 2012

    Finding peace in the midst of uncertainty

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. You may not be able to control what happens to you, but you can control your perspective. 10 comments
  4. 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. 50 comments
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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. 25 comments
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