Alzheimer's

A family member clasps hands with loved one with dementia
Helpful Activities

Help Someone with Alzheimer’s Recall Memories

Look at old photos together, create a memory box or make a favorite family recipe; these are just few ways to jog their memory and comfort them at the same time. 

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In the VA hospital waiting room, Mary slowly got to know her grandfather
Family Caregiving

Her Stern Grandfather Turned Out to Be a 'Cool Dude'

She had once feared the ornery veteran, but their relationship transformed after she became his caregiver.

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An older man undergoes walking physical therapy with guidance.
Resource Center

5 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Loved One from Falling

 Alzheimer's and dementia can lead to falls, and potentially serious injuries, but there are ways to keep your loved one safer.

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Family Caregiving

6 Tips for Caring for a Mistrustful Parent

How to keep paranoid loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia safe.

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Portrait of old woman with his adult grandson.
Aging Parents

Why It’s Hard to Acknowledge Your Loved One Needs Help

You may be afraid to take on your loved one’s care as they age, but acceptance paves the way to solutions.

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An older gentleman's daughter helps him eat soup at the table.
Helpful Activities

Techniques To Cut Down on Messy Eating for People with Alzheimer’s

Easy-to-handle foods and utensils can make mealtime easier.

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An older gentleman enjoying a slice of watermelon.
Helpful Activities

9 Tips to Prevent Dehydration in a Loved One with Dementia

A variety of beverages, and even fruit, can replenish fluids.

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A dinner plate with roasted turkey, string beans, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
Helpful Activities

When Someone with Alzheimer’s Repeatedly Wants the Same Food

It’s okay to indulge a preference for one particular food if the overall diet is balanced.

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A woman being fed oatmeal in her bed.
Helpful Activities

5 Ways to Help Someone with Chewing and Swallowing Problems When They Eat

Gentle coaching and foods that are more easily consumed can improve results.

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A woman in her golden years spending time with her daughter in their home.
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

Tips to Cope with the Financial Toll of Alzheimer’s Care

From family resources to untapped benefits, there are ways to ease the burden.

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