Alzheimer's

A crepe myrtle tree full of angels. Illustration by Dawn Cooper
Angels

The Ethereal Trees That Captivated These Dementia Residents

A music therapist is delighted to see her patients became entranced with the beautiful trees.

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

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

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An older gentleman talking to someone over the phone.
Advice for Caregivers

Listening to Stories as a Way to Connect with Your Dad on Father’s Day

By stepping into your loved one’s world—even if it’s not your reality—you may both find a greater sense of peace.

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An older gentleman greeting someone on his laptop.
Aging Parents

5 Suggestions for a Successful Father’s Day Celebration

Slowing down and embracing the moment can help make for a joyous occasion.

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A man and woman video chat on a laptop
Family Caregiving

5 Tips for Caregiving for Loved Ones Through Video Chats

Physical distancing measures are preventing in person visits, but that doesn't mean you can't provide care. 

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A caregiver comforts an Alzheimer's patient
About Alzheimer's and Dementia

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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Actress Yvette Nicole Brown
Aging Parents

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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An adult daughter embraces her senior mother
Alzheimer's and Dementia

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
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

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
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

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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