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Sundown Syndrome: Why It Happens, And How To Cope

Time of day can have a powerful and seemingly strange effect over some people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Your loved one may be content and quiet in the morning, agitated and pacing by the early evening. Here’s what you need to know about the phenomenon known as sundown syndrome or... more

How To Bathe Someone With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

Bathing can become extremely difficult for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and yet since bathing is so private, they may refuse assistance from caregivers. They might feel embarrassed or angry they cannot care for themselves. They might respond negatively to certain water temperatures and pressures, or might not even remember what bathing... more

What Is The Lifetime Cost Of Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s?

Dementia takes an enormous emotional toll on the people with the disease and their caregivers, but it can also be a large financial burden. While the financial demands of getting older have never been cheap, Alzheimer’s has the ability to drain a lifetime’s worth of savings. In 2018, the average... more

Caregiver Tips For Dressing And Grooming Someone With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

Everyday activities such as  dressing and personal grooming can be difficult for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers. People with Alzheimer’s or dementia may not remember how to go about daily routines or have trouble ordering the steps of the tasks of getting dressed and brushing teeth. Too many choices in what to wear... more

What Is An Alzheimer’s Care Consultant?

When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can be confusing and overwhelming to figure out the next steps to take, much less how to plan for years of care as the disease progresses. An Alzheimer’s or dementia care consultant can guide you through the process, give you advice... more

How An Alzheimer’s And Dementia Social Worker Can Help You

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia impacts the life of not only the person with the disease, but also the life of their entire family and caregiving team. Social workers can help people with memory impairment and their families navigate all of the different challenges that come... more

This Is How Much Child Care Costs In 2018

According to a new Care.com survey, child care is unaffordable for more than seven in 10 American families. Learn how you can save money. Child care costs rose for the fifth year in a row, according to the fifth annual Care.com Cost of Care Survey, which showed that the... more

Verify A Child Care Center's Licensing: Search By State

Before deciding on a child care center or other care facility, you should ensure it is up to date on necessary licensing. To verify the accreditation and licensing status of a child care center near you or to see if a provider has past complaints or violations, you may visit... more