Alzheimer's and Dementia

9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caring for someone with dementia may require your intense vigilance as a caregiver, but there is much you can do to release your own stress. 

9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

Discovering what’s behind your loved one’s repetitive questions can help you manage them.

Continue Reading
A caregiver engaged in conversation with her loved one on a bench outside.

What to Know About Wandering in People with Dementia

A potential symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, wandering behavior can stem from a search for safety and reassurance.

Continue Reading
A caregiver reassuring her loved one.

7 Methods for Dealing with Time Confusion in People with Alzheimer’s

Remaining flexible can help alleviate anxiety.

Continue Reading
A woman with her stuffed bear and a caregiver.

6 Practical Ways to Resolve Sleep Issues

Watching your loved one’s caffeine intake and offering a stuffed animal to cuddle are possible solutions.

Continue Reading
A woman smiling as she spends time outdoors in the sunlight.

5 Approaches to Sleep Regulation for Someone with Severe Dementia

Daytime “wake cues” and a bedtime routine can help your loved one get better sleep.

Continue Reading
A senior woman sleeping in.

What to Do If Your Loved One with Dementia Sleeps Too Much

Changes in sleep patterns are not unusual, but check with a physician.

Continue Reading
A caregiver and her loved one drinking tea before bedtime.

8 Tips for Making Bedtime Easier

Sleep problems can affect people with dementia, but there are ways to smooth the transition from day to night.

Continue Reading
A man sleeping.

6 Tips for Handling Nighttime Fears in People with Alzheimer’s

You can be a soothing presence by offering your loved one reassurance and acceptance.

Continue Reading
A male caregiver searching online and taking notes.

Where to Turn When a Family Member Has Alzheimer’s

An abundance of resources offer information for family caregivers.

Getty Images

How “Our Stories” Is Changing the Way Families Talk About Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association’s new initiative highlights how important early conversations can be for those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones.

Continue Reading
Linda took to painting as a form of therapy

She Used Art to Help a Senior with Dementia

The caregiving art sessions transformed Tony's final days with Alzheimer's and healed Linda, too.

Continue Reading
An adult daughter comforts her father who is dealing with dementia

5 Ways to Engage a Senior with Alzheimer’s

Get expert advice on how to connect with a person who has dementia.

Continue Reading
An adult daughter embraces her mother who has dementia

5 Tips to Help Caregivers Cope with Ambiguous Loss

How do you care for a loved with dementia, depression or lost only partially?

Continue Reading
See More Stories