Alzheimer's and Dementia

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on ‘The Longest Day’

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on ‘The Longest Day’

How three people in the early stages of the disease will celebrate this year’s summer solstice

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown on Caring for Her Father with Alzheimer's

Even as the actress’s father’s dementia worsened, their relationship deepened

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5 Tips for Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer's

Ruth Drew of the Alzheimer’s Association shares advice, including how to build a support network and taking time for yourself.  

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Jeanette and her mother

Was She Up to the Challenge of Caring for Her Difficult Mother?

She ultimately gave up the guilt and accepted that her best was good enough.

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Luanne and husband Bob

A Caregiver's Well-Deserved Staycation

As the primary caregiver for her husband with Alzheimer's, she struggled to take time for herself. But a restorative sanctuary was just blocks away.

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Joel and his grandma Barb

Her Autistic Son Taught Her to Live in the Present

During a visit to her mother-in-law with Alzheimer's, her son opened her eyes to God's many blessings.

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6 Ways to Help Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s When Visits are Restricted

Even if social distancing is preventing you from visiting your loved ones in care facilities, there are still ways to show them you care.

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Her Mother With Dementia Suddenly Realized She Was at Her Granddaughter's Wedding

Those suffering with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia sometimes experience a mysterious moment of lucidity.

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Help Someone with Alzheimer’s Recall Memories

Look at old photos together, create a memory box or make a favorite family recipe; these are just few ways to jog their memory and comfort them at the same time. 

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The Angels Who Carried His Mother Home

Summoned to his mother's hospice bedside, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan learned that she was in good hands for her homeward journey.

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8 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ to Someone with Advanced Alzheimer’s

Kristy Dewberry shares some simple tips that work for her when caring for her mother with Alzheimer's.

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6 Tips for Caring for a Mistrustful Parent

How to keep paranoid loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia safe.

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Techniques To Cut Down on Messy Eating for People with Alzheimer’s

Easy-to-handle foods and utensils can make mealtime easier.

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9 Tips to Prevent Dehydration in a Loved One with Dementia

A variety of beverages, and even fruit, can replenish fluids.

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