Maintaining Relationships When Loved Ones Have Alzheimer’s
- Get Creative to Ease Alzheimer’s Agitation
Agitation and anxiety are common Alzheimer’s symptoms. Learn creative ways to calm your loved one and help take the angst out of Alzheimer’s.
- Creative Ways to Connect to a Loved One With Dementia
Creativity may help you form a relationship with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Learn how creative care can help you reconnect to someone who has memory loss.
- Why Don’t We Have a Cure for Alzheimer’s?
After 30 years of intensive research, science is nowhere near a cure for Alzheimer’s disease — an illness that affects more than 55 million people worldwide. Are we doing something wrong?
- Alone Together: Caregivers and Loved Ones Struggle With Alzheimer’s
Day after day, year after year, the struggles caregivers face, both big and small, take their toll.
- Dealing With Dementia-Related Psychosis
There’s no cure for dementia-related psychosis. But there are steps you can take to help you and your loved one live with the disease and its symptoms.
- Recognizing Psychotic Symptoms of Dementia
Seeing signs of psychosis in a person with dementia may be harder than it seems. The first step: Asking questions of everyone involved.
- Communication and Dementia-Related Psychosis
It can be hard to talk with your loved one if they believe things that aren’t true. But the right skills can help you communicate with someone who has dementia-related psychosis.
- What Is Dementia-Related Psychosis?
Psychotic episodes -- like hallucinations or delusions -- related to dementia can be scary for all involved. But there are ways to diagnose and treat the condition.
- Caregiving and Dementia-Related Psychosis Treatment
Caregivers for people with dementia-related psychosis can play a big role in a loved one’s care plan and can help provide a better quality of life for as long as possible.
- Dolls May Comfort People With Alzheimer’s
Toy dolls can bring children comfort. And they may provide a similar perk later in life for people with dementia.
- Can a DIY Test Reveal Signs of Alzheimer's?
Are you worried that you're at risk for the disease? See if an at-home test might give you insights into your thinking and memory skills.
- The MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s
The food choices you make daily might lower your odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease, some scientists say.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Tips
This article is about caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease. It offers tips for caregivers to plan for care, save money, and make smart decisions.
- What to Do After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Learn what you can do if a parent or relative is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which affects memory and, eventually, the ability to carry out everyday tasks.
- How Do I Get My Loved One to Accept Help?
A caregiving expert answers questions on why it can be hard for your loved one to accept help, and tips on how to approach the subject.
- Caregiving: Be There for Your Older Loved Ones
Find out how to help a loved one as they grow older and need you the most.
- Caregiving Help: How to Ask for What You Need
Caregiving can be hard, but you don't have to do it alone. These tips can show you how to ask for the help you need -- from friends, family, and community members.
- Overcoming Caregiver's Guilt
When you're a caregiver, you may feel like you can never do enough. But guilt doesn't help you or the person you're caring for.
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect
What you and your family need to know about dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life
Find out how to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities.
- 5 Myths About Alzheimer's Disease
WebMD discusses common myths believed about Alzheimer’s disease and provides the truth about genetics, memory loss, dementia, and more.
- Dealing With Alzheimer's Disease Memory Loss
Information on memory loss in Alzheimer's disease and how to cope with it.
- What It's Like to Have Dementia
As a caregiver to someone with dementia, you know what it’s like to deal with the symptoms. Here’s what it’s like to experience them.
- Alzheimer's Caregivers: Sandwiched Between Parenting Your Kids and Your Parents
Caring for kids and a loved one with Alzheimer’s, too? Here’s how to make it easier -- for everyone.
- The Emotional Toll of Alzheimer's
When Alzheimer's patients build new bonds in a nursing home, it can have a serious impact on a family. Experts explain how families can cope.
- New Thinking About Alzheimer's Treatment
Using powerful new drug-screening technologies, researchers are identifying dozens, perhaps hundreds of possible targets for drugs aimed at preventing, treating, or slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
- Caregiver Grief Triggers Mixed Emotions
From the initial diagnosis to a loved one's death and beyond, caregivers are faced with a barrage of conflicting feelings. Here's how to cope with them.
- Is Your Memory Normal?
Experts say that mild memory loss is perfectly normal -- especially as we age.
- Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's?
If you're terrified of the disease -- or it runs in your family -- you might want to get tested. Here's why.