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 […]

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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 […]

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Considering a Move Into a Retirement Home

Written by Matt Del Vecchio Founder and President of Lianas Services – Retirement Home Search and Transition Support mdelvecchio@lianasservices.com 1-877-450-3365 Whether you are considering a move into a retirement home or if you are part of the “Sandwich Generation” that is concerned about the health and well being of your parents, the thought process of […]

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Finding the Right Senior Community for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Written by Matt Del Vecchio Founder and President Lianas Services – Retirement Home Search and Transition Support mdelvecchio@lianasservices.com 1-877-450-3365 The Alzheimer’s Society in Canada reports that in 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – that’s 14.9 per cent of Canadians 65 and older. By 2031, if nothing changes in Canada, this figure […]

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