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Dementia Do’s: Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a challenging time of year for families living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. With some planning, adjusted expectations, and the tips below, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions: Prepare guests for changes in your loved one. Take extra care with children who will visit. Explain how Alzheimer’s […] Read More >>

This Is ALZ: The Importance of Routine

Routine is a caregiver’s best friend and not-so-secret weapon. Having a good routine in place can make the difference between a bad day or a good day for someone living with Alzheimer’s. In a world that is increasingly confusing, unfamiliar, and overwhelming, routines offer comfort and stability. Familiar touchpoints throughout the day can go a […] Read More >>

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 >>