Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Keep Your Loved One Safe from Wandering with Project Lifesaver

Submitted by June Pouliot, Client Services Coordinator with Alzheimer’s Family Services Greetings! It was an eventful first week on my new job as Client Services Coordinator with Alzheimer’s Family Services. I am incredibly grateful to our staff and volunteers for their help and guidance, and I am excited about my new role. Having been a […]

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Reaching Out to Others as a Full-Time Caregiver

Reaching Out to Others as a Full-Time Caregiver Rachel Harding, MSW Social Worker, Alzheimer’s Family Services Whether you are caring for your loved one in your home, helping care for them in their home, or making regular visits to their new home at an assisted living or nursing facility, there will most likely come a […]

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Why doesn’t Grandma know who I am?

Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with some types of diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is one type of dementia that gradually gets worse as time goes on. It affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. 5.4 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, about 1 in 8 older Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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Caregiver Activity: How to Encourage Healthy Eating

Mealtimes are a time for family and friends to spend time with one anther and share. However, when caring for someone with dementia, mealtimes can become stressful for the person with dementia and their caregiver. A person with dementia may find eating difficult. Loss of appetite, loss of memory and problems with judgment can cause […]

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Mozart and Margaritas…What a Combo!

Thanks to the dedication, enthusiasm and efforts of our Alzheimer’s Family Services Fundraising volunteers, staff, Board of Directors and supporters, the 9th Annual Mozart & Margaritas event raised more than $29,470 for Alzheimer’s Family Services!  Here are a few highlights of this year’s event:   23 community partners sponsored this year’s event and made such a […]

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“April Showers Bring May Flowers”

“April showers bring May flowers!” It’s an old adage that we often use …some years it is true and other years, it is as dry as the Mojave desert in the summer.  However, at Covenant Hospice I have found that when life brings showers, there is never a better place or organization that is there to care […]

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Activity Corner for Caregivers

Activity Corner: Solo Activities It’s mid-day and your busily trying to getting your spring cleaning done…are you looking for something your loved one can do while you finish up the days activities? If you’re a caregiver for someone with dementia this example may sound very familiar. Below are a couple of solo activities – activities created […]

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Is it Alzheimer’s? Ten Warning Signs You Should Know

The difference between “normal forgetfulness” and dementia is that a person with dementia may not remember information even when their memory is “jogged”. Typically symptoms develop over time. However, some people with Alzheimer’s can mask their symptoms for some time. As you look at the warning signs keep in mind that we may all do […]

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Touch Therapy

As the social worker for Alzheimer’s Family Services, I talk with many families and professionals every day and fairly frequently I have the opportunity to speak to the community about Alzheimer’s. It was at one of these recent speaking engagements that I was going through my usual presentation about Alzheimer’s and communication and came across […]

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Miles of Memories

Miles of Memories

On a crisp fall morning, families, co-workers, and friends gathered at Seville Square in Pensacola, to pay tribute to those they loved and may have lost to dementia during Alzheimer’s Family Services, Miles of Memories. Over 400 people gathered on November 11th to share in the fundraising event to support local caregivers of those with […]

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