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Eating Well with Alzheimer's
Eating well is essential to good health, but when we are caring for an older loved one with a memory disorder, it may be challenging to be sure they have access to well-balanced and appetizing meals. It can be a struggle as well to ensure that they are eating these meals when they may be experiencing a loss of appetite or difficulty remembering and sticking to established routines as the illness progresses. As caregivers, it’s important for us to rise to these challenges and find solutions to prioritize nutrition and healthy eating in a loved one’s life as key element of maintaining their overall health.Read More
Nicolay, S. (2019, October 15). How to Improve Communities for People with Dementia. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/alzheimers-and-dementia/helpful-activities/how-to-improve-communities-for-people-with-dementia
There's No Place Like Home: Creating Safe Environments for People With Late Stage Alzheimer's
For someone with Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder, home may not always be the safest or most convenient place to live. As caregivers, we can help a loved one make modifications so they can continue to live safely in familiar surroundings.Read More
Bass, D. M., Judge, K. S., Snow, L.A., Wilson, N. L., Morgan, R., Looman, W. J., McCarthy, C. A., Maslow, K., Moye, J. A., Randazzo, R., Garcia-Maldonado, M., Elbein, R., Odenheimer, G., & Kunik, M. E. (2013). Caregiver outcomes of Partners in Dementia Care: Effect of a care coordination program for veterans with dementia and their family members and friends. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(8), 1377-86.
Bass, D.M., Judge, K.S., Snow, L.A., Wilson, N.L., Looman, W.J., McCarthy, C.A., Morgan, R., & Abloorh-Odjidja, C., Kunik, M.E. (2012). Prevalence and predictors of depression, care-related strain, and unmet needs among caregivers of patients with dementia. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20, 239-247.