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The Day After The Longest Day

Posted on: June 21 2016 by Jamie Beaulieu

We participated in The Longest Day yesterday; it was a wonderful day to reflect on daily living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia’s. Yesterday was the first of what will be an annual event on Church Street in Burlington. We were proud to walk alongside the Alzheimer’s Association, individuals, family members, Caregivers, and community members to shine a big purple spotlight on the difficulty of caring for those with this condition. As we marched down Church Street and rallied around the steps of City Hall, I was watching the face of the spectators. I...

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Please Join Us for a showing of the Glen Campbell documentary, I’ll Be Me

Posted on: May 02 2016 by Jamie Beaulieu

Armistead Senior Care and The Arbors at Shelburne are sponsoring a free movie night this Wednesday, May 4th. "I’ll Be Me is the story of musician Glen Campbell embarking on a farewell tour after he is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It reveals how Glen and his family navigate the unpredictable nature of the disease through love, laughter, and music." The documentary was released in 2014. The Arbors is at 687 Harbor Road, Shelburne VT 05482; please RSVP (802) 985-8600. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the movie begins at 6:30; refreshments will be served. I had the chance to see...

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Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted on: March 16 2016 by Samantha

With Daylight Savings Time beginning this last weekend, the thought of more daylight makes me very happy. The thought of losing an hour of precious sleep didn’t make me so happy. It can be very interesting to observe how the biannual time change affects us, our children, our pets, and our aging loved ones. My father has dementia and for two and a half years, I was his primary caregiver. Dementia has been present on the paternal side of my family for at least two generations that I know of. Seeing the disease progress in my father...

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Successful Holiday Travels & Visits with a Loved One with Dementia

Posted on: November 17 2014 by Samantha

from the Alzheimer's Reading Room  Good Times Can Roll On: Successful Holiday Travels & Visits Keeping your loved one involved and in touch with friends and family during special celebrations and holidays is important. Here are some tips to help you create moments of success while minimizing stress and tension. It’s a hectic time of the year

Caregivers and partners often experience physical & emotional exhaustion, especially during holidays Remember the rest of the family and if they offer to help, let them. They might want to help but not know what to...

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Tips for Staying Healthy And Pain Free

Posted on: September 08 2014 by Samantha

Get back to exer­cis­ing with­out pain with these tips Look­ing for ideas on how to get back to exer­cis­ing?  Start off right in a healthy and pain free man­ner. By fol­low­ing these sim­ple tips, get­ting fit is eas­ier than ever before. Exer­cise Benefits Exer­cise ben­e­fits the body in mul­ti­ple ways, and it’s never too late to get started. As...

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“How Sundowning affects me”

Posted on: June 16 2014 by Samantha

From Talking Point – Alzheimer’s Society’s online discussion forum   Read of the reality when I’m Sundowning

Some time ago on Talking Point I was asked the following question and I quote:

(Barry could you explain how you feel whilst Sundowning, does anything trigger it or does it just happen like clockwork?)  Well as there are now so many ‘New Members’ I thought it might be a good idea to post the thread again for easier reading rather than searching as sometimes new comers want answers...

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Resolving Family Conflicts

Posted on: April 28 2014 by Samantha

From the Alzheimer’s Association - Caregiver Center Dealing with Alzheimer's can bring out many strong emotions. As the disease progresses, caregiving issues can often ignite or magnify family conflicts. The strategies below can help families cope with the situation together. Tips for families

Listen to each family member with respect. Coping with a progressive illness, such as Alzheimer's, can be stressful — and not everyone reacts in the same way. Family members may have different opinions. Some relatives may deny what is happening; a long-distance relative may be resented for living far away;...

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