Suggestions for End of Life Planning

When your loved one is in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, it can be hard to predict longevity. Begin to discuss end-of-life options—do you want to treat every illness or infection, or focus on comfort care? What would your loved one want (and did they express their wishes in an… Read More

Family Conflict about Loved Ones End of Life Care

Work with Hospice, gently advocate for your loved one, and spend time engaging them one-on-one the best you can through touch, music, and even getting them outside on a sunny day for some fresh air and vitamin D. Families often pull apart over these issues. If possible, recognize that your… Read More

Rest of Family Won’t Assist in Caring for Loved One with Alzheimer’s

It may be useful to share with your family all that you are doing in being the primary caregiver for your loved one and ask them for ways they might be able to help you with the work load. Family members sometimes don’t help because a) they think the caregiver… Read More

False Accusations about Assisted Living Facility

Persons with dementia often have hallucinations, become suspicious, and have paranoia. So, some tips for handling this: Validate their feelings about the situation and then as naturally as possible change the subject to something more pleasant, or change what you are doing—for example, get up and take a walk with… Read More

5 Key Steps to Alzheimer’s End-of-Life Planning

End of life planning for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias involves many important discussions and key steps that you should begin to consider as soon as your loved one receives the diagnosis. While it may seem more natural to take it one day at a time and avoid thinking… Read More

Long-term Alzheimer’s Care Options

Whether you’re at that crossroads right now or just planning ahead, consider the following long-term care options for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Options for Remaining at Home Non-medical in-home care. In-home care allows your loved one to remain in the comfort of familiar surroundings—which is… Read More