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When you receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease for yourself or a loved one your first best step will be to learn all that you can about the disease. At the Senior Care Society we understand that this is very unsettling news to receive, hence we have provided a series of articles here to help you get a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and how you can be as prepared as possible for managing it.

Senior Care Society is proud to have joined with the Alzheimer's Association as a member of the Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance.  As a member we are committed to educating everyone about the warning signs of Alzheimer's and the importance of early detection.

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Alzheimer’s Care Options: Be Proactive, Plan Ahead

Published: 04/10/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Alzheimer’s

Getting an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis is nothing short of devastating. Harder still is when a decision must be made about care, either because the caregiver can no longer manage things on his/her own, or because the physical ramifications of the disease necessitate hospitalization or specialized care.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing: Tips for Success

Published: 10/22/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D in Alzheimer’s

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, you may already know that bathing can become a challenge as the disease progresses. In the early stages, your loved one may be able to bathe or shower on his or her own with little assistance other than gentle reminders that it’s time to do so.

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, mealtimes may be the most pleasant or the most challenging times of the day. While some family members may eat well until the late stages of the disease, others may develop medical and behavioral problems that hinder the desire or ability to enjoy meals with ease.

Alzheimer’s Caregiving: 10 Essential Tips & Resources

Published: 04/03/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Alzheimer’s

Caregiving is an ever-changing experience: there are always new lessons, new challenges and new joys throughout the journey. Sometimes, it is that unpredictable nature of caregiving that makes it so difficult to bear, especially for people who like to have a plan. At other times, the flexibility is encouraging, because it means that you can still learn how to do things better and grow stronger through the process, even if you’ve been at the post for years.