Safely Managing Declining Seniors’ Medications

Does mom or dad snap at you when you ask if they’ve taken their daily medication, or when you go through their prescriptions? If your loved one is skipping pills, forgetting to take them, taking the wrong amount or combination, the outcome could mean unexpected medical consequences, or worse, an overdose. It can be very [...]

New Alzheimer Drug Aducanumab Faces Controversy

The June 2021 announcement that Aducanamab –known by its shelf name Aduhelm™ -was granted FDA-accelerated approval as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease created a flurry of excitement in families whose loved ones have been diagnosed with the terminal disease. Aduhelm is considered the first therapy to demonstrably remove amyloid plaques, one of the notorious primary [...]

Sundowning Sydrome in Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

The doctor said that your parent’s attitude and personality might seem different as his or her dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis progresses. But up until now, it has just been the little things – forgetting to take medication, dropping words, sleeping more.But this week, things have escalated. He's not sleeping; her anxiety level seems up, and [...]

Resistant Behavior with Dementia

Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, behavior undeniably changes and resistance is inevitable. What were once regular daily habits, routines, and tasks may be now seen as stilted or repetitively performed. Or, in the case of personal hygiene, for example, they may be stubbornly avoided. Changes in a loved one’s behavior, [...]

In Home Alzheimer’s Care – Early Stage Caregiving

Lessons for In Home Alzheimer's Care Learning that a loved one has Alzheimer's disease can be devastating and overwhelming. Not only do you have to come to terms with the reality of the illness, but it's also important to learn about Alzheimer's care, so that you're equipped to help support your loved one [...]