Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers: What you need to know

(BPT) – Peggy Lavender, 63, of Brookhaven, Georgia, knew her life would change when her husband, Jim, 66, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago, but she never expected it to be this challenging. Following Jim’s diagnosis in 2014, Lavender managed to balance her career as a fifth-grade teacher with caregiving responsibilities, but as her […]

Continue reading |


7 tips to support Alzheimer’s caregivers

(BPT) – Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Association indicates many caregivers are not getting the help and support they need — 84 percent of caregivers say they would like more support in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, especially from family […]

Continue reading |