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Powerful Tools for Caregivers:  A class for family caregivers

Posted on: April 21 2014

Class offered by The Arbors in Shelburne, May 7 - June 11, 2014.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an Educational program designed to help family caregivers (no professional caregivers, please).  This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.

 This program was developed by Legacy Caregiver Services in Portland, OR and has been shown to:  reduce caregiver guilt, anger and...

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Alzheimer’s Tool Kit for Caregivers. Cool Graphics With Tips and Ideas for Caregivers

Posted on: April 07 2014

by NANCY WURTZEL on MARCH 26, 2014 If you’re caring for someone with dementia symptoms you’ll already be aware of the complex challenges it presents. People with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are affected by a range of symptoms, including memory loss, difficulty communicating, changes in mood, agitation, depression, physical issues and so much more. These symptoms are not just difficult for the person who is ill, but for their loved ones as well. However, as a caregiver, there are some steps you can take to help reduce anxiety and help...

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Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on: March 10 2014

FEBRUARY 20, 2011 BY MOUNTAIN VIEW PUBLISHING Dr. Robert B. Santulli shares tips with families and caregivers

The following list of dos and don’ts for communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s disease should be helpful for the Alzheimer’s family. These tips are from The Alzheimer’s Family: Working with Caregivers to Help Them Cope (to be published later this year by W. W. Norton) by Dr. Robert B. Santulli of Dartmouth-HitchcockMedicalCenter.


Do use techniques to attract and maintain the person’s attention. ...

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Alzheimer’s Disease - An Interview with Robert Santulli, MD

Posted on: February 24 2014

Robert Santulli, MD is a geriatric psychiatrist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the former President of the Alzheimer's Association of Vermont and New Hampshire. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The following is an interview with Dr. Santulli about the disease and advances in research and treatment.

Q: WHAT IS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE? "Alzheimer's disease is a disorder of memory and other thinking problems, which is severe enough to affect life on a daily basis. It involves loss of short-term memory but also other things like the ability to express...

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