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This Is ALZ: Communication Tip

Effectively communicating with a person who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be challenging and often frustrating. As their disease progresses, your loved one will slowly lose the ability to have nuanced and detailed conversations with you, so it is important to shift your communication techniques along the way. Marketing and Communications Manager, […] Read More >>

This Is ALZ: Making Connections Through Reminiscing

It’s not uncommon or unnatural for caregivers to experience frustration when spending time with our loved ones who are living with dementia. Often those frustrations lie in their diminished recall, especially when it comes to short-term memory. You may catch yourself saying things like, “Mom, I just told you that!” or “How could you not […] Read More >>

This Is ALZ: Your Support System

As a caregiver, having a strong support system in place is critical. This is a big job – so big, in fact, that we have an entire team on hand to do what ONE family caregiver bravely takes on each day. Remember that you are not alone in this journey. At Autumn Leaves, we’re here […] Read More >>

This Is ALZ: Dementia and Nutrition

One of the most common challenges in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is ensuring adequate food consumption. Family members will often tell us their loved one does not finish meals, even when you sit with them and actively encourage them to eat. It was once thought that this decreased consumption was tied to […] Read More >>