This in-depth guide is divided into 8 sections with step-by-step guidance to help you make home as safe as possible for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Topics include:  Ensuring safety inside the home, handling social events, communicating effectively, and preparing for emergency situations. 

 

This archived webinar presentation provides an overview of Age-Friendly Communities and Dementia Friendly Communities across the globe; the similarities and differences between the two movements and how they can be brought together to reduce duplication and save energy and expense.

This 2 page handout is intended to help physicians and patients to make smart and effective decisions about the use of feeding tubes for those with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Last reviewed May 2017.

A food blog has put together this comprehensive guide encompassing the cognitive, emotional, and other health-related benefits of cooking for people with Alzheimer’s disease, how to create a safe environment for cooking and baking, ways caregivers can assist to make the activity enjoyable, and addressing eating challenges that may arise among individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans, about 5.2 million of which are 65 and older. It can be your grandparent, your cousin, your sibling or even your parent who faces the diagnosis. Eventually, those with Alzheimer’s require round-the-clock care, and for many families, that means taking the loved one into their own home.

It is important to establish whether frailty among older individuals is reversible with nutritional, physical, or cognitive interventions, singly or in combination. We compared the effects of 6-month-duration interventions with nutritional supplementation, physical training, cognitive training, and combination treatment vs control in reducing frailty among community-dwelling prefrail and frail older persons.

Accurate information and continued research on the aging process are critical as Americans age. This brochure contains information about older Americans and attempts to dispel the myths regarding that age group. What's important to remember about people over age 65 is that while many begin to experience some physical limitations, they learn to live with them and lead happy and productive lives.

How to Make Cooking a Safe and Enjoyable Experience for Someone with Alzheimer’s, cooking offers many benefits for people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, yet it can also be a dangerous activity if the person experiences certain symptoms of the disease and participates in cooking activities without proper supervision and preparation. 

This toolkit was developed to support local governments in British Columbia in their attempts to create dementia-friendly communities.  The information contained within it can assist other communities in their efforts. 44 pages. Last reviewed January 2017.

The author argues that we need to support people with dementia to cope with an existential crisis.  12 pages.  Last reviewed January 2017.

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