Alzheimer’s Association 2010 Family Forum – April 10

Posted February 20, 2010
Please consider joining the great people at the Alzheimer's Association for a half day event for those affected by memory loss. This great event includes a session that will update you on today's current research in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.  The second session is a presentation focused on providing caregivers with a framework for negotiating difficult circumstances in order to relive stress and maintain important relationships with those with memory loss.  The final session of the day will look at different personality types and their impact on our everyday lives.  Effective communication to compliment personality types within the family ...
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Alzheimer’s – There’s an app for that.

Posted February 12, 2010
Apps for All recently released a new app for iPhone, iTouch and iPad to those with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.  It helps to identify apps that will improve the quality of life specifically those that will calm, lift spirits or engage the user. According to the description, "The goal is to leverage these app-inspired activities resulting in an improved interaction with caregivers and visitors. Grandchildren, for example, can find familiar music, games, or activities in apps that can be enjoyed together perhaps stimulating discussion by one who is normally less communicative." The app is .99 cents and you can ...
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Tackling the Issues of Alzheimer's and Tapping into Resources that can Help

Posted October 28, 2009
As the number of people facing Alzheimer's continues to sky rocket, it is vital that everyone, those dealing with the disease and those faced with caring for someone who has it, understand that there are resources and options available to help.  As a result of the progressive nature of Alzheimer's, it is important to comprehend the states of the disease and be informed of what may lie ahead.  Being prepared and ready to respond to the changing needs of the diagnosed individual is necessary to providing the best care possible. Join Mary O'Hara, social worker and education and outreach specialist ...
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