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Adapting Activities for People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Doing things we enjoy gives us pleasure and adds meaning to our lives. People with Alzheimer’s disease need to be active and do things they enjoy. However,...

Bathing, Dressing & Grooming: Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia Caregiver Tips

At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed. Because these are private activities, people may...

How to Share Caregiving Responsibilities with Family Members Even if Long-Distance

Caring for an older family member often requires teamwork. While one sibling might be local and take on most of the everyday caregiving responsibilities, a...

What is a Long-Distance Caregiver & How You Can Help from Afar

Who is a Long-Distance Caregiver? Anyone, anywhere, can be a long-distance caregiver, no matter your gender, income, age, social status, or employment. If you are...

Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Long-distance caregiving presents unique challenges. If you find yourself in the long-distance caregiving role, here is a summary of things to keep in mind. 1....

Skin Care & Aging

Cynthia had always been proud of her skin, especially her summer tan. But as years went by, she saw her skin getting more fine lines and...

10 Startling Statistics About Falling

Falling can change your life. A seemingly little thing like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can lead to serious problems...

Manage Your Fall Risk & Stay Independent Longer

The Facts Every second of every day an adult aged 65 or older falls in the United States. Every 12 seconds, one of these older...

You May have a Medical Condition for Your Falling

Many Possible Causes Falls don’t “just happen,” and people don’t just fall because they get older. Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor...

What You Should Do if You Fall

If You Fall Whether you’re at home or somewhere else, a sudden fall can be startling and upsetting. If you do fall, stay as calm...