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Alzheimer's Patient Refusing to Take Medication

Refusing to Take Medications: Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Posted: October 2013

It is very common to hear from caregivers about the challenges of giving medications to someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. “When I give my mom her medications, she gets angry,” is an often heard statement. What is the best way to deal with this challenge so that medications are taken on a consistent basis?” Read more...

Alzheimer's disease medication

Do Alzheimer’s Medications Really Help? 

Posted: September 2013

While clinicians await the arrival of new treatments, they currently have access to two classes of medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. These widely used medications have sparked controversy between those who consider them valuable treatment tools and those who regard them as hazardous and costly. Let’s look at the pros and cons of these medications from an evidence-based, yet practical viewpoint. Read more...

Early-Stage Alzheimer's

The Experience of Early-Stage Alzheimer's

Posted: September 2013

As persons with early-stage Alzheimer's are speaking out—online, in support groups, and in publications—we are learning more about what they are experiencing—physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. How great it is that they have a "voice," but also it is helpful for everyone to be able to understand Alzheimer's disease better from an inside perspective. Read more...

Couple Discussing Resources to Manage Family Stress Related to Alzheimer's Disease with a Profesional

Alzheimer's Disease: Resources for Managing Family Stress

Posted: September 2013

It is not at all unusual for families to find themselves feuding when confronted with all the decisions of caring for an elder with Alzheimer's, or other long-term diseases of aging. Caregiver stress can run high and emotions can become frayed, but professional and objective guidance and resources are available for those who seek it. The resources mentioned in this article are good starting points for families who find themselves in this position. Read more...

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Last Review: 05/13/15

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