Category: Dementia Care

Social Engagement Program for Care Partners of Persons with Dementia

University of Illinois researchers invite you to participate in Social Engagement Program for Care Partners of Persons with Dementia . This program provides opportunities for caregivers to have short, casual conversations with others on topics outside the role of caregiving, from the comfort of their own home. This study is not meant to replace any

Dementia and Medications

Medications can negatively effect people suffering from dementia. McKnight’s recently had articles on opioids and benzodiazepine. Opioids A new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Amsterdam shows that older adults with dementia given opioids have a higher risk for dying during the first two weeks after starting the drugs. After following those

Dementia Villages

Dementia Villages aim to “emancipate people living with dementia and include them in society.” Many of the people don’t know they live in a “dementia village.” The new generation of Alzheimers’ facilities is aiming to integrate patients with the communities around them. The point is to make the Facility look like a typical Dutch town —


Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder affecting more than 6.5 million Americans. The disease slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out simple tasks. While the specific causes of Alzheimer’s are not fully known, it is characterized by changes in the brain—including amyloid beta plaques and neurofibrillary, or

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a Press Release reminding everyone that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. DHEC is emphasizing the important role quality care plays in the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. According to a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association, there were 95,000 South Carolinians


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