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What to Do When a Senior with Alzheimer’s Is Hospitalized

Whether it is a planned stay or a sudden trip to the emergency room, being hospitalized is frightening and stressful at any age. The discomfort associated with an illness or injury, and the uncertainty of what comes next, is unsettling. For a senior who has Alzheimer’s disease, a hospital admission can be even more difficult.

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Using Empathy to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Caring for a senior who has Alzheimer’s disease can be very rewarding, but it also may present some challenging moments. This is especially true when the older adult’s verbal communication skills have diminished.

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Meaningful Activities for Adults with Alzheimer's at Home

When an older adult has Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia, engaging in productive activities can help them feel empowered and independent. Both are vital to adults who can sometimes feel less in control of their everyday life.

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Creating a Safer Home Environment When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's

If an older adult in your life has Alzheimer’s disease, you may have already noticed how their environment impacts their behavior. Too much noise and confusion can increase agitation. By contrast, an orderly, peaceful environment may help the senior feel more relaxed.

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Safety Technology for Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

When a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, safety is a leading concern for loved ones. Because the disease typically causes memory loss and impaired judgment, finding discreet, noninvasive ways to keep a senior loved one safe is important. In recent years, technology has made that easier.

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What to Do When a Loved One Doesn't Understand They Have Alzheimer's

What if you had Alzheimer’s disease, but didn’t know it?

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How to Use Music Therapy When a Senior Has Alzheimer's

Music can help us reconnect with some of life’s fondest moments, such as a high school dance or your wedding. For older adults who have dementia, music can be a means of reminiscing.

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How to Facilitate Successful Days for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

When a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, loved ones may struggle to find ways to help them feel productive and successful. As physical and cognitive losses mount, it is easy to focus on what they can’t do and overlook the skills and abilities that remain. We have some suggestions you can use to create more meaningful days for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

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