The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading Room is to Educate, sometimes Entertain, and Empower Alzheimer's caregivers, their families, and the entire Alzheimer's community.
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At the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we offer "real life" solutions to problems that Alzheimer's caregivers face each day.
On the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we tackle real world problems and offer advice and solutions on issues like: repetitive questioning, challenging behavior, how to understand Alzheimer's disease, how to cope with the disease, and how to communicate effectively with a person living with dementia.
The site focuses on Alzheimer's disease and the art of Alzheimer's caregiving.
We understand the most common problems like: wandering, urinary tract infections, incontinence, showering, toileting, dental care, driving, caregiver loneliness, nursing home selection, memory care facilities, treatments, medications, hospice, and managing expectations as the disease progresses.
We discuss issues that are important to Alzheimer's caregivers. We provide specific insight, advice, and solutions based on real life experience.
We have a growing number of Alzheimer's professionals that willingly share their advice, knowledge, and experience.
I started the Alzheimer’s Reading Room to keep track of the thousands of articles and many books I was reading about Alzheimer's disease.
Soon after I started the blog, I began to receive emails from Alzheimer's caregivers from all over the world. First an email here and there, and now thousands of emails.
I soon realized that Alzheimer's caregivers are often thrust into their role with little or no experience, training, or education about Alzheimer's disease. As a result, they are often overwhelmed and suffer from feelings of helplessness. Forty percent of Alzheimer's caregivers suffer from depression.
150 Million people have been touched by Alzheimer's disease, and 50 million are worried about Alzheimer's. Each day, 1,232 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
At its core the Alzheimer's Reading Room is about advice and insight into Alzheimer's disease.
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