Tips, suggestions, anecdotes and stories to help the caregiver get through her or his day. You’ll find something here if you’re new to this or a seasoned professional.

Recipes for Alzheimer's - North African Meatballs

North African Meatballs

Turmeric Smoothie

This turmeric smoothie incorporates many of the natural ingredients that are being investigated for their impact on dementia and inflammation.

carrot, turmeric, and ginger soup with cumin roasted chickpeas

Carrot, turmeric, and ginger soup with cumin roasted chickpeas

Turmeric and ginger are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Inflammation is being implicated as a possible trigger for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Cafe

What a wonderful idea this is!!!  An Alzheimer’s Cafe. It’ like an extension to or a smaller version of Hogewey Dementia Village. We all like to hang out with others who share our interests and who are “like us”. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Cafes have been around a while, especially in Europe, as the video indicates; but the more I think about this, the more I excited I get about it.

Honesty and Alzheimer's: telling the truth is not always the best policy.

Honesty and Alzheimer’s: Is a lie always a lie?

Honesty is the best policy. This adage is true for so many reasons and on so many levels, but can mixing honesty and Alzheimer’s sometimes make a bad situation worse?

author Leah Dobkin

Capture and Preserve the Memories of a Loved One with Early Alzheimer’s

The best gift you give yourself and your loved one is to capture and preserve his or her stories before they are forgotten forever. Nothing is more powerful, gratifying and healing. One vehicle to capturing your loved one’s stories is through an updated ancient tradition called a legacy letter.

how to talk to someone that has Alzheimer's disease

Communicating with Alzheimer’s

Communicating with Alzheimer’s is difficult, but don’t stop trying. Even more frustrating for the person with Alzheimer’s than the difficulty he is experiencing making his thoughts known to you is the thought that you have given up trying, or don’t want to communicate with him.

Holly Schmid and Bernice

Important Lessons from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Early in my caregiving role for our family friend, Bernice, I could have used and surely would have welcomed some important lessons from an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

Make Every Day Life Easier as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

To help people feel useful and independent, caregivers can adjust daily tasks to make them easier and make conscious efforts to include a person with Alzheimer’s in as many activities as they can. We improve a person’s quality of life by prolonging that person’s independence, and by making her feel that she is being productive.

A pretty patterned sidewalk could look like a scary obstacle course to someone who's perception is affected by dementia.

Alzheimer’s Safety

Before we provide appropriate activities and entertainment for our loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease, we must provide a safe place in which to live