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Archive for the ‘Perspectives on Alzheimer’s’ Category

Chapter I: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

What follows is Chapter One of Meet Me Where I Am: An Alzheimer’s Care Guide, by Mary Ann Drummond, noted Alzheimer’s author and founder of Angel Tree Consulting. Each chapter … Read More »

Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Remember how fun it was as children to play the telephone game?  Try as we might, no matter how well we listened to the secret “message” whispered from ear to … Read More »

Caring From A Distance – When is Home Not Enough?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

John was the oldest son in a family of four siblings with aging parents who had retired some years ago in Florida. As he and his siblings lived in various … Read More »

The Importance of Dementia Awareness

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

This is a heartwarming story with a lesson and reminder that each of us can be a hero and save a life by knowing the warning signs of seniors driving … Read More »

Creating Magic Moments in Memory Care

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

From the moment we take our first breath a time line begins marking the moments of our lives. There are many events to celebrate such as first steps, first words, … Read More »

Study Finds Education Plays a Role in Cognitive Decline

Friday, March 4th, 2016

An interesting article in this week’s New York Times cites a recent medical study that finds dementia is less likely in those with at least a high school education. Here … Read More »

Carillon Co-Hosts Memory Cafés to Break Social Stigma of Dementia

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Something as simple as going out for coffee can be incredibly stressful for people and families living with Alzheimer’s disease. A unique program to make those social outings easier and … Read More »

Five Steps to Better Emotional Health with ALZ

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Feelings linger longer than facts. A fresh approach to dementia care can make the difference between frustration and contentment, both for people living with Alzheimer’s as well as those who care … Read More »

New Alzheimer’s Drug “Sola” Shows Promise

Friday, August 14th, 2015

In her latest blog, Carillon’s Alzheimer’s care expert, Mary Ann Drummond, writes of a promising development from drug maker Eli Lilly. A new drug in phase three testing from Eli Lilly … Read More »

To Worry (Or Not) About Vitamin D and ALZ

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

We continue to hear more confirmation from research that low levels of Vitamin D are linked to increased risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The buzz is so strong it has … Read More »

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