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This Is ALZ: Conversation Starting Point

Communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can present a special challenge. Here are some strategies and activities to help get the conversation started: • Remember When? Choose a memory from long ago to talk about, such as the vacations your family used to take together, or the day when the car broke down […] Read More >>

This Is ALZ: Giving Back

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia comes with a host of major changes, including a new home for many on this journey. Our residents understandably long to stay connected to the local community beyond our Autumn Leaves doorstep and give back in some way. The process of “giving back” not only benefits […] Read More >>

This Is ALZ: Healthy Eating

Good nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important when your loved one has Alzheimer’s. As cognitive function declines, appetite may diminish, too. A person with dementia may become overwhelmed by food choices, forget to eat or drink, have difficulty using utensils, or may not recognize the food. Try these tips: • Use familiar foods prepared […] Read More >>

Managing Caregiver Stress

It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Here are ways to avoid burnout: • Understand available resources. Adult day programs, in-home assistance, visiting nurses, and meal delivery are just some of the services […] Read More >>