Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Stages of Caregiving: The Changes You Will Face With Dementia

The Seven Stages Of Alzheimer’s Having a clear framework in regards to your loved one’s care can make these transitions somewhat easier for you and your loved one. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are seven stages of Alzheimer’s. This progression was determined by Dr. Barry Reisberg, clinical director of the New York University School […]

10 Tips for Long-Distance Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

If your mother has Alzheimer’s disease and lives in Phoenix and you’re in New York, how do you help take care of her? Angela Heath, director of the Eldercare Locator Hotline of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, has compiled 10 strategies to help you cope. This article is adapted from Heath’s book, […]

Caregiving: Why you shouldn’t count on your family members to take care of you when you’re old

Most Americans are underestimating their future long-term care needs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Americans are strongly underestimating their future needs for long-term care, a potentially costly oversight that could hurt them in their retirement years.

Caregivers, Having Trouble Sleeping? Try This.

Sleepless and Stressed It was the week before my best friend’s wedding, and my anxiety (nerves, plus excitement) had reached epic levels. I wasn’t sleeping, to say the least. Part of that had to do with the maid of honor speech I would be giving. I was terrified and could not shut my brain off […]