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New App Helps Design a Dementia/Alzheimer-Friendly Home

Aging in place design commonly accounts for a lot of the physical ailments of getting older, but they don’t often account for mental ailments, like dementia. Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, a regional organization of Alzheimer’s Disease International, developed a new app to help designers and caregivers create a home environment that helps seniors manage the effects of dementia. The Dementia-Friendly Home uses a 3D model home […]

Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Could it be true? An Alzheimer’s treatment that full restores memory function? According to Australian researchers, 75 percent of mice that received the treatment got their memory function back. This article came out last March. It would be good to know if there have been any more advancements with the treatment. I will do some research in the next few days to see if there […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

5 Home Preparation Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and here in San Diego county, the statistics are as staggering as are the national statistics. There are 60,000 people living with Alzheimer’s with care-giving support of 150,000 people locally. The number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to go to 100,000 by 2030. So we can expect the care-giving roles to grow at an equal or greater pace as […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month—and an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and those impacted by it. There are more than 5 million people in the United States with Alzheimer’s Disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. This month we honor all those in the throes of this experience; we have so much to […]

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How a Guide Dog Help the Elderly in Your Life

Guide dogs make wonderful companions for seniors.  Plus, they are a great way to help the elderly remain independent for a longer period of time.  Before making the decision to buy or adopt a guide dog, everyone involved must understand the amount of dedication and time that goes into caring for an animal. Health Benefits Having an animal around gets the senior out of their […]

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Mom, Dad and Alzheimers

So, yesterday I went to get some photos taken. Turns out, the photographer, a lovely woman in her 30’s, has a father with advanced Alzheimers. Her mother is caring for him. Both are in their 70s, living at home. This is so typical of the worries and real-life caregiving issues across the generations today. The photographer has two long-distance siblings and one who lives close […]