Alzheimer's disease hits home for senior living director
For the past 30 years, Janice Cagle has had a front-row seat to the impact of Alzheimer's. As a senior living community human resources director, Cagle sees the effect the disease has on families firsthand. Now, she's experiencing it herself through her brother's Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Home safety needs may change for a person living with Alzheimer's
If you're caring for a person living with Alzheimer's, make sure your home is safe and supportive. You can take steps to adapt your home to the person's changing needs. Be sure to evaluate home safety measures regularly, as new issues may arise.
Late stage of Alzheimer's can last from several weeks to several years
As Alzheimer's advances, intensive, around-the-clock care is usually required, and the needs of the person living with the disease will change and deepen. During the late stage, the role of a caregiver focuses on preserving quality of life and dignity.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.