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Advice by Alicia: Ethics of Fibbing

Advice by Alicia: Ethics of Fibbing

Q. My dad always told me that honesty is the best policy, but now that he’s been diagnosed with dementia, caregivers are sharing that therapeutic fibbing has been one of the most helpful tools in their caregiving kit. I feel conflicted. Can you explain ...
Is There a Genetic Link to Alzheimer’s Disease?

Is There a Genetic Link to Alzheimer’s Disease?

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60%-80% of dementia cases? What’s more, did you know that over 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s currently? This number could skyrocket to nearly 13 million by 2025, according to the ...
Advice by Alicia: Honoring Resistance and Refusals

Advice by Alicia: Honoring Resistance and Refusals

Q: Ever since my mom has been diagnosed with memory loss, we’ve noticed she’s more likely to refuse help and resist our efforts to care for her. Why is this, and what can I do about it? A: As dementia progresses, you may find loved ones resisting and ...
Dementia Resource Guide: What You Need To Know

Dementia Resource Guide: What You Need To Know

Are you aware that more than 55 million people live with dementia worldwide? The World Health Organization shares this is the case, with nearly 10 million new cases being added yearly. They also revealed that dementia is the seventh leading cause of ...
Resetting Your Caregiving Plan This New Year

Resetting Your Caregiving Plan This New Year

One of the best parts of the new year is the opportunity for a fresh start and a renewed outlook. The same is true for those who are evaluating their approach to caregiving and their loved one’s current needs. Are you setting yourself up for caregiving ...
Advice by Alicia: Caring for the Caregiver

Advice by Alicia: Caring for the Caregiver

Q: I find myself spending so much time caring for my dad with memory loss that I’m no longer able to spend time caring for me or doing what makes me happy. Is there some way I can manage to do both? A: Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be an ...
Advice by Alicia: Talking to Children About Dementia

Advice by Alicia: Talking to Children About Dementia

Q. Recently, my mom received a dementia diagnosis. Since her diagnosis, I’ve been trying to learn more about what is happening so I can better understand how to support her. While this is helpful for me, I’m worried about my daughter, who is becoming ...
Holiday Gift Ideas for Individuals with Dementia

Holiday Gift Ideas for Individuals with Dementia

‘Tis the season for giving! The time is here to start holiday shopping, braving the crowded stores and evaluating shipping dates – all in the pursuit of finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. As you make your list, and check it twice, you may find ...
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