Newly Diagnosed: You Are Not Alone on Your Journey
Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, it’s important to remember that you are not alone on this journey with Alzheimer’s and that others have been in your shoes. Here’s a collection of our columnists’ words that they would like to share to help guide, inspire, and encourage you.
Music and Laughter Are Strong Medicine Against Dementia
Columnist Niko Mann has noticed the positive effects of laughter and music on her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease, notably on her mood and responsiveness. As a caregiver, she’s found that music can be therapeutic.
When to Take the Driver’s Seat with Dementia Caregiving
Niko writes about learning to balance the need to both help and respect independence while caring for someone with dementia. Patience is the best advice she can give when it comes to being a caregiver. How you handle a situation can make all the difference in the world.
Directory Connects Alzheimer’s Caregivers With Valuable Resources
Finding the proper resources as a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s can be challenging. Columnist Ray Burow shares how the new Dementia Map can help navigate the dark waters of dementia.
Tough Love Helps Protect Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s
It’s hard when adult children must parent the parents, but as Ray points out, tough love is often necessary for caregiving. Just like a parent who steps in for a child making poor decisions, a caregiver must step into the fray with their own parents.