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Managing Family Dynamics and Dementia
By Polly Logan
6 Steps to Reduce Caregiver Stress...
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Tips for Caregivers and Families of People with Dementia
"A caregiver, sometimes referred to as a caretaker, refers to anyone who provides care for another person. Millions of people living in the United States take care of a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia..."
"How Therapeutic Fibbing and Diversion Can Help Loved Ones with Dementia and Alzheimer’s" AARP
"...That’s why many caregivers and their advocates have come to embrace a practice they consider a less terrible thing to do: therapeutic fibbing, a euphemism that basically means lying to people with dementia or other cognitive impairment when it can give them calm or comfort."
Tracking King County seniors (and their brains) for clues to dementia and Alzheimer’s
“OVER NEARLY 30 years, the study has enrolled more than 5,800 people aged 65 or older with the aim of following them through the rest of their lives. None of the participants have dementia when they enter the study. All are randomly selected members of Kaiser Permanente Washington’s health care system — originally Group Health Cooperative — with medical records that stretch back a decade or more. Many, like Roberson, agree to donate their brains to the study after their deaths.”
Dementia vs Alzheimer's: Which is it?
Understand the difference - and why it matters.
By Kathleen Fifield
"The terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” have been around for more than a century, which means people have likely been mixing them up for that long, too. But knowing the difference is important. In the simplest terms, one is broader than the other. If the two were nesting dolls, Alzheimer’s would fit inside dementia, but not the other way around..."