Understanding Memory Loss

Learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment,
and Other Memory Loss Diseases with this collection of resources.

Infographic: Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

When it comes to memory loss and aging, you’ve likely heard these terms used interchangeably. Learn the differences.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

It's easy to misunderstand what those with the disease go through. 

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The Seven Stages of Dementia

Know what to look for in the early stages and what to expect in the later stages of dementia. 

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"It’s important to understand what stage your loved one may be experiencing."

The Stages of Dementia: What to Expect

Find out about the different stages of dementia they may be experiencing. 

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Caregiving Tips

A Collection of Resources for Those New to Caregiving

Caregiving for a Parent with Dementia at Home

A guide for family caregivers that covers documents you should have in place after diagnosis, self-care tips, and long-term care considerations.

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Caring for Someone with Dementia?

Here Are 4 Life-Changing Tips

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What to Expect: Becoming a Family Caregiver for Someone with Dementia

These coping mechanisms can help you avoid caregiver stress when providing care.

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“There’s so much joy and so much purpose even after the word ‘dementia’. When we’re joyful and calm — when we can go into a room and create that atmosphere — anything is possible.”

Reifel, Life Enhancement Coordinator at Highgate at Yakima.

Living a Life with Purpose

Staying Active and Engaged After a Memory Loss Diagnosis

5 Tips for Living Life to the Fullest with Dementia

There is life after diagnosis. What can you do to support a purposeful and meaningful life for someone with dementia? Here are five person-centered tips.

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12 Sensory Activities for a Loved One with Memory Loss

Create an environment that soothes and relaxes your loved one without medication.

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Reducing the Impacts of Memory Loss

Learn what you can do to improve cognitive health to keep your loved one’s memory as sharp as possible. 

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"With some creativity and patience, you can create a variety of activities to keep your loved one moving."

Sensory Checklist for Memory Loss

Caring for a loved one with memory loss? Use this sensory checklist to help cope with restlessness, sleeplessness, withdrawal, or confrontational encounters

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Physical Activity Planner for Memory Loss

This Planner will help you create a daily plan filled with activities that improve the overall health and well-being of your loved one with memory loss.

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Common Challenges After a Memory Loss Diagnosis

(And How to Address Them)

Home Dining Checklist for Memory Loss

Caring for a loved one with memory loss? Use this checklist to address common eating-related challenges and make mealtime a better experience for you both.

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Dining and Dementia

8 common changes in eating that accompany memory loss

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Dehydration, Depression, and Diabetes

Proper nutrition is difficult to accomplish as we age.    

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“You have to meet them where they are at. Forcing someone to sit down just causes agitation, frustration, anxiety, or even anger.”

Kathleen Williams, Executive Director | Highgate at Temecula

Managing Caregiver Stress and Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Why Self-Care Provides the Best Care

10 Challenges Family Caregivers Face When Caring for a Loved One with Dementia at Home

Caregiving is difficult in any form but caring for a loved one with dementia carries twice the rate of severe emotional, physical, or financial strain. 

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy When Caregiving for Someone with Dementia

Caregiving can take a toll on your health if you let it. 

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5 Ways to Avoid a Stressful Outing When Caring for Someone with Dementia

Use these tips when planning an outing with your loved one. 

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According to research, Family caregivers spend 100 hours or more a month helping seniors with dementia."

6 Signs Caregiving for Someone with Dementia is Taking a Toll on You

Caring for your loved one with dementia can take a toll on you. Here are six signs to watch for that you may be experiencing caregiver burnout.

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