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 […]

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, […]

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 Parkinson’s Help Near You

The National Parkinson Foundation website contains a good number of resources that includes publications, links to related sites and NPF Programs. It’s a great resource, but as we’ve said before, we like our resources local because they’re much more likely to meet our specific needs, and the National Parkinson Foundation doesn’t disappoint. The NPF maintains […]

PBS “Frontline” documentary My Father, My Brother, and Me

Frontline has a program that investigates Parkinson’s from the perspective of journalist Dave Iverson, who’s father and brother were diagnosed with the disease prior to his diagnosis a few years ago. If you’re interested in learning more about Parkinson’s, the PBS Frontline site has a number of resources on thier site. The program’s initial airing […]