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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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Caregiving involves many challenges and changes, but the most difficult may be when a loved one with dementia becomes physically aggressive. This doesn’t always happen, but as many individuals with Alzheimer’s progress into the middle stages of the disease, behavioral problems such as aggression do surface.

The A-B-C Approach to Managing Alzheimer’s Behaviors

Published: 08/23/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Alzheimer’s

Fortunately, the support group members had recently learned about the A-B-C method of managing Alzheimer’s behaviors. While Alzheimer’s is complicated, this method can help make understanding and responding to challenging behaviors more straightforward.

Tips on Managing an Aggressive Alzheimer’s Patient

Published: 02/20/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can produce some expected behaviors in patients as the disease progresses; one of the more troubling for caregivers is unexpected outbursts or aggressive behaviors. While most Alzheimer’s patients outbursts are not of a dangerous nature and usually will play themselves out when properly managed, these behaviors still must be managed in a caring and thoughtful manner.

Tips on Managing an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Published: 02/15/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Alzheimer’s

The Senior Care Society understands how frustrating coping with the behaviors that Alzheimer’s can often produce in our loved ones suffering from this dreaded disease. It is our hope that in our series of articles on Alzheimer’s you will find some pearls of wisdom and perhaps workable solutions to some of the situational byproducts the disease produces in our loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s.