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Multigenerational Households Help Diminish Isolation of Caregiving

Caregiving can be easier and less isolating in a multigenerational household. These households have two or more generations living under one roof. Adults in them are primarily 25 years or older, but skipped-generation households (ones with grandparents and grandchildren younger than 25) are included in the demographic as well. Of…

Preparing Yourself or a Loved One to Die at Home

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalms 23:4 ESV Death is not a fun topic, but failing to talk about end-of-life plans results in a…

My Mother’s Experience With Aphasia

According to a statement released by his family last week, actor Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with aphasia and is stepping away from his acting career. Aphasia can occur when the part of the brain that controls speech is damaged. Willis’ family didn’t reveal the reason behind his condition,…

Debunking Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s a lot unknown about Alzheimer’s disease, and many myths surround the mind-altering disease. It’s necessary to separate fact from fiction. As misnomers are addressed, it removes some of the stigmas attached to Alzheimer’s. Because knowledge is power, it delivers hope to people who fear developing the most common form…

How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease isn’t curable — yet. However, we can all take precautions that may help to prevent it, and we should, since everyone is at risk of developing dementia. Dementia isn’t a natural part of aging, although age is a risk factor. The mind-altering disease can take a long…

Don’t Fall for Fake Alzheimer’s Remedies

Maybe you’ve noticed: There’s never a situation so dire that someone can’t make it worse by preying on desperate people. Think about it. The COVID-19 pandemic, the 9/11 attacks in the U.S., earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes — all of these tragedies have been exploited by someone willing to deceive kindhearted…