Alzheimer’s & Halloween: 9 Tips to Make It Less Frightening

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care Management, Caregiver Services, Caregiving Challenges, Dementia

If you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease and you are feeling a little nervous about how they will react on Halloween, then follow these 9 tips to reduce stress, anxiety and confusion in your loved one. 1. Keep decorations to a minimum. Decorations that change the look of the house may lead to anxiety and confusion. 2. Avoid the scary Halloween doormat. If it scares a 6-year-old, it will scare a person with dementia. 3....

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Wednesday Workshop – Stress Strategies – Learning Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Caregiver Services, Workshop Wednesdays- Alzheimer's Caregivers and Families

Wednesday Workshop – Stress Strategies – Learning Healthy Ways to Manage Stress Stress occurs when you perceive that demands placed on you — such as work, school or relationships — exceed your ability to cope. Some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines. However, an extreme amount of stress can have health consequences,...

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Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Who Says We Can’t – Looking Past Limits

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Caregiver Services, Monday Mojo- Alzheimer's Caregivers

Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Who Says We Can’t – Looking Past Limits The only thing stopping you from reaching your goals and dreams are your limits. It’s when you meet your limits that you feel resistance and things you want seem harder to achieve. Whether it is fear, doubt, physical abilities or some other mental block, it can present a huge barrier to getting what you want. Unfortunately most people can’t work past their limits and...

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