Archive for Alzheimer’s

Disasters and Evacuations Present Even Higher Risk for Those with Dementia

People with dementia are especially vulnerable to chaos and emotional trauma. They have a limited ability to understand what is happening, and they may forget what they have been told about a particular disaster. First responders, neighbors and family members assisting with an evacuation should be alert to potential reactions of someone with dementia in […]

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Class for Caregivers

Evergreen, CO — The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado presents its six-week Savvy Caregiver class on Thursdays, July 18 – Aug. 22, from 1-3 pm at Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Rd., Evergreen. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease requires special skills and an attitude that contributes to the well being of both […]

Alzheimer’s Association Summer Safety Tips

The pleasures of summer include longer, warmer and sunnier days, celebrations with family and friends, and backyard BBQs. For the person caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, summer can also bring with it additional safety challenges. By taking a few minutes to review the following safety tips, families can enjoy a fulfilling and […]

New report reveals 1 in 3 seniors dies with alzheimer’s or another dementia

2.3 Million Americans are “Long-Distance Caregivers” for people with Alzheimer’s; Costs for Long-Distance Caregivers are Almost Twice as High DENVER – According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report released recently, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while […]

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