Caregiver Health: Can a Change in Lifestyle Help Prevent Dementia?

Family Caregiver Alliance

A few months ago, Amy’s mom passed away after living with Alzheimer’s for nearly five years.  Since the day of her mother’s diagnosis, Amy has lived in fear of one day receiving a dementia diagnosis of her own.  While Amy took pride in being able to care for her mother as her memory [...]

Food for Thought: Nutrition for People Living With Dementia

Family Caregiver Alliance – Leah Eskenazi

Two years ago, Anna’s 84-year old mother was diagnosed with an Alzheimer’s type dementia. As the disease progressed, Anna was increasingly finding spoiled food in her mother’s refrigerator.

Now, though she claims she is eating just fine, Anna’s mother cannot seem to recall what she’s most recently eaten. Anna [...]