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Memory Loss Caregiving

Let's Celebrate Great Frontline Caregivers

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Getting to know a person with memory loss enables us to discover their unmet need in order to know how to respond and is one of the keys to providing excellent memory care.

Global Dementia Research: New Treatments on the Horizon

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

These international and national initiatives indicate strong momentum with scientists making progress in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Promising research is underway in the following areas, which gives us hope that new treatments may be on the horizon.

Helping Older Adults Cope With Lifestyle Changes

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

During the holidays, some families may notice changes in their senior loved one's cognitive or physical health, prompting them to consider that it may be time for them to move to a senior living community. When that time comes, some may take it for granted and assume it's a natural transition.

Find Your Anchor: Alzheimer's Support Groups Are Empowering

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

For any caregiver who has felt that they needed their anchor, and motivation, to push through challenging times, the following are five benefits of attending a support group.

The Powerful Effects of Music in Memory Care

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Fortunately, you don't have to be a physician, scientist, memory care specialist, or music therapist to make meaningful connections through music. So dust off that piano or CD player, or better yet, warm up your voice and start singing!

Promoting Independence for Those With Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

It may not always be easy to be patient while your loved one with memory loss manages these routine activities, but remember to take a deep breath, keep calm and help them to be successful each day.

From Spouse to Caregiver: Understanding Your Loved One's Intimacy Needs and Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

One particular aspect that is often affected, but seldom openly discussed, is how memory impairment affects the sexual expression of a person with Alzheimer's disease or related form of memory loss.