Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's information and support services

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This month, the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) recognizes the work of The Alzheimer’s Association to “uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease.” As the #EndAlz campaign shines the spotlight on Alzheimer’s Disease, the ALCA blog will share information and resources to help support caregivers and family members impacted by … Continue reading June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

ALCA Conference Draws Leading Experts in Aging

32nd Annual ALCA Conference

The fast-growing body of knowledge on Alzheimer’s Disease requires professionals in the field of aging to stay abreast not only of medical developments, but impacts of the disease on families and communities. An upcoming New York conference sets the research within the context of American lives. Aging Life Care Association Returns to New York to … Continue reading ALCA Conference Draws Leading Experts in Aging

Disrupt Dementia: Special Webinar with Dr. Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas disrupt dementia

“What we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being.” – Dr. Bill Thomas. You are invited to join ALCA for a webinar event with Special Guest Bill Thomas who will speak on disrupting stereotypes regarding dementia and The Age of … Continue reading Disrupt Dementia: Special Webinar with Dr. Bill Thomas

Finding Answers to Difficult Elder Care Needs

Aging Life Care Managers™ answer elder care questions

Today’s blog post is inspired by a quote shared in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday –  “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” When removed from the colorful illustrations and Seussical characters, this statement really stands out and “hits home” for Aging Life Care Professionals™. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the … Continue reading Finding Answers to Difficult Elder Care Needs

What to Do When Your Elderly Neighbor Needs Help

My elderly neighbor needs help

Have you seen your elderly neighbor speeding by the park? Or perhaps driving slower than a snail, in the wrong lane? Maybe you’ve found him wandering the streets confused? Or noticed that she hasn’t come outside when, normally, she waters her garden every other day? Not everyone has family nearby to routinely check-in or monitor … Continue reading What to Do When Your Elderly Neighbor Needs Help

Caring for Someone with Dementia? Find Support from an Aging Life Care™ Expert

dementia, Alzheimer's, memory loss

Today is the last day of September and the last day of World Alzheimer’s Month.  While this dedicated month educates people on the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, it is also about supporting the loved ones who live with dementia and those that provide care. Caring for someone with dementia can test even the strongest … Continue reading Caring for Someone with Dementia? Find Support from an Aging Life Care™ Expert

World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21, 2015

During World Alzheimer's Month, the ALCA blog will share posts on dementia.

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day – the Pinnacle of World Alzheimer’s Month    If you are worried about yourself or someone you love, take a look at this list of 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease from the Alzheimer’s Association.  This list also points out what is typical age-related memory loss and … Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21, 2015

How to Help Loved Ones with Dementia Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

ways to avoid caregiver burnout

There are creative and effective ways to help an aging parent, family member or loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia cope with the loss of their spouse, according to a survey of Aging Life Care™ experts.  Remembering that there are different stages and types of dementia, making sure the surviving spouse does … Continue reading How to Help Loved Ones with Dementia Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

What are the Stages of Dementia?

dementia, Alzheimer's, memory loss

Understanding the Stages of Dementia Can Help You Provide Better Care by Heather Imhoff, MSW, LMSW, Aging Life Care Association™ Member   Dementia is a progressive and often times, heart-breaking disease. Though every individual is different, there are  three primary stages of dementia, each with its own unique set of symptoms. Different care strategies for … Continue reading What are the Stages of Dementia?

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

During World Alzheimer's Month, the ALCA blog will share posts on dementia.

As the world recognizes World Alzheimer’s Month during September, the ALCA blog will feature posts related to Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and other cognitive impairments.  But first, Alzheimer’s Disease International shares these facts about Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Worried About Your Memory?  Could it be Dementia? Is it Alzheimer’s? by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care … Continue reading September is World Alzheimer’s Month