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Top 7 Caregiver Travel Tips When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s disease

The holiday season is upon us. For Massachusetts caregivers traveling with a loved one with dementia, planning ahead will give you peace of mind about the journey. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

 

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An Update on Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimers ResearchAs one of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' most experienced providers of senior care services, we are committed to helping educate the community on aging-related issues. One such issue is the state of Alzheimer's research and recent findings. The past few years have been promising ones. We have compiled a list of some of the clinical trials and studies that may be of interest to caregivers and families who have a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

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Is This Alzheimer’s Disease: 5 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

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 Across the state of New Jersey, 439,000 family caregivers provide support to more than 150,000 loved ones who live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. By 2025, that number is projected to climb by 13% to top 170,000. The impact of this degenerative disease on families is enormous.

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How Much Help is Too Much Help When a Loved One Has Dementia?

HowMuchIsTooMuchIf you are the caregiver for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, keeping them independent for as long as possible is important. But watching them struggle to complete simple tasks may be difficult for families to do. As a caregiver, how do you know if you are doing too much or too little to help your loved one?

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Activities to Do With a Loved One Living With Dementia

 Smiling lady in wheelchair outside on the lawn with caregiverCaregivers in Massachusetts and across the country often struggle to find meaningful activity to fill the day for a family member living with Alzheimer's disease. While many caregivers take advantage of adult day programs at their local Jewish Community Center or at the Alzheimer's Association, many aren't able to participate full-time. That leaves a few days a week and weekends to develop structured activity that helps support a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Fall River Jewish Home pulled together a list of life enrichment activities you can do with your loved one at home or in an assisted living community.

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