How Do You Handle Holiday Shopping When Your Mom Has Alzheimer’s?

Your mom's always made a big deal of Christmas. She wants to celebrate the holiday just as she always has, but the disease makes it harder. Here are tips to make holiday shopping free of stress and anxiety.   Set a Strict BudgetWhoever is handling your mom's finances will know how much she can spend on presents and holiday foods. Get this number and make sure your mom sticks to it. Be honest with her that she needs to stay under that number. ... Read more

Preparing Yourself to be a Family Caregiver for a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

Making the decision to step into the role of being a family caregiver for an elderly adult is one of the most important that you will ever make. When that senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease, this decision is even more impactful and will require further consideration and understanding. Taking the time to truly prepare yourself for the challenges ahead will help you to feel more confident as you head into this journey with your senior, and can help support better ... Read more

Alzheimer’s and Delusions – How Can You Tell if Your Mom is Telling the Truth?

You came to visit your mom and found her trembling on the sofa.  She's convinced that her neighbor threatened to shoot her when she took a walk this afternoon.  You know the neighbor, and it seems out of character.  You talk to that neighbor, and he just returned from work.  He only just got home.  He wasn't home when she says this threatening encounter happened.Delusions are a stage of Alzheimer's that are frightening for everyone.  Your mom is certain something happened, ... Read more