How to Plan for a Disaster with Someone Who Has Dementia

Caregivers often have their hands full with their day-to-day responsibilities. Planning for a tornado, hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, flood or other natural disaster often isn’t on the radar. Happily The Hartford has developed a 44-page guide, called The Calm Before the Storm to help a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or some other form of […]

Finding Meaning in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Memory Loss

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day challenges of caregiving and lose sight of the important things in life. This is true for just about anyone, anytime, but particularly true when working through the challenges of a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s. Much is said about caregivers and their need for respite […]

Avoiding the Moving Blues

Relocating can be difficult for people at any age. For seniors it can be extra challenging, or even life threatening depending upon the situation. This post will focus on moves whose catalyst was to provide a little more support for someone currently living independently. This could mean moving from a home to an independent living […]

Great Caregiving Resources to Recommend to a Friend

We’re always looking for the best resources on the Web that can help the busy, perhaps harried, caregiver do what they need to do with confidence and compassion, while maintaining a balance in life. Sometimes it’s not easy. One thing working in our favor is that we do have the Internet and its abundance of […]

How to Reduce Anxiety for those with Dementia

It’s often easy to accidentally put someone who is suffering from dementia into a state of anxiety. Dementia can be caused by a number of things including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, blood flow-related (vascular) disorders such as multi-infarct disease, inherited disorders such as Huntington’s disease, and infections such as HIV. Whatever the cause, […]

Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association warns that, “Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of aging. It may be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal brain disease that gets worse over time and causes changes in thinking, reasoning and behavior. Although the disease is more common in people 65 and older, it […]

Some Great Alzheimer’s Resources

SHF is not a site specifically dedicated to Alzheimer’s. There are many great sites that cover the topic. The most obvious is the Alzheimer’s Association site. And anyone with average Internet search abilities can find a good number of resources online. What we wanted to cover here are some of the gems you may not […]

Alzheimer’s Audio & Video

We like to shy away from covering news because many others are great at covering what’s new, and instead try to focus on practical tips, advice and ‘how to’ information. This post is a bit of a cheat. While there are threads of tips and advice in these resources, we wanted to cover them because […]

Is there an opposite of caregiver burnout?

We’re always looking for ways of making life easier for us and our parents. Occasionally we run across a great resource that we’ve never seen before and wonder why. Today’s find is a book called Share the Care. As most caregivers know, burnout is not only a real threat to the caregiver, it most certainly […]

Find Alzheimer’s Support Near You

We like it when we find local resources because it’s helpful to have someone near you that you can contact when you need it. That’s why we maintain a State & Local Resources page. So we were happy when we stumbled across the Alzheimer’s In My Community page. This one is particularly important because of […]