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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|

Depression and Aging

Blog entry by Catherine Reid, LCSW, Director of Client Services at Reliable Caregivers Depression is a common problem in older adults. It is often overlooked and “brushed aside” because it is assumed you have reason to feel down or that feeling “blue” is a normal part of aging. Depression (Depressive Disorder) is NOT a normal [...]

2017-06-13T21:28:28+00:00 Categories: Dementia, Depression|