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Reliable Caregivers’ Employees Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Recently, Reliable Caregivers’ employees joined almost 3,600 others at Fort Mason in San Francisco to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Money raised through the event helps fund the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association -- a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the [...]

7 Steps to Success in Engaging Those with Alzheimer’s

Finding ways to engage an elderly loved one in enriching activities can be a challenge, but particularly so if the person struggles with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Each stage of Alzheimer’s presents its own unique obstacles, but at any stage, planning and participating in activities can be beneficial in minimizing troublesome behaviors and emotions. [...]

Is Alzheimer’s Disease in YOUR Future?

The ability to see into the future has long been a fascination; now, it may have become a reality, thanks to a new blood test touted to determine up to three years in advance of symptoms whether someone will be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. But would you want to know if the disease was impending? [...]

Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis

Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis is the first statement of its kind written by people with dementia on the subject of the Alzheimer diagnosis experience. In the 2008 report Voices of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Summary Report on the Nationwide Town Hall Meetings for People with Early Stage Dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association identified diagnostic challenges and [...]

2017-06-13T21:28:28+00:00 Categories: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia|

Learn the 10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Associated Symptoms.

Blog entry by Bobbie Jo Keating, Director of Operations, Reliable Caregivers There are many times that I have wondered if either I or my loved ones are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Recently after spending some time with a dear family friend with Alzheimer’s, I decided to research various resources and found to be [...]

2017-06-13T21:28:28+00:00 Categories: Alzheimer’s Disease|

Alzheimer’s Disease – Sleeplessness and Sundowning

Sleeping problems experienced by individuals with Alzheimer’s and caregiver exhaustion are two of the most common reasons people with Alzheimer’s are eventually placed in nursing homes. Some studies indicate that as many as 20 percent of persons with Alzheimer’s will, at some point, experience periods of increased confusion, anxiety, agitation and disorientation beginning at dusk [...]

2017-06-13T21:28:29+00:00 Categories: Alzheimer’s Disease|