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Taking a Positive Approach to the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – or so the song goes. But for those of us caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the holidays can be especially stressful. We put so much stock in our own holiday traditions that when those shared experiences don’t measure up, it can […] Read More >>

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 >>