Category: Stefanie, family care specialist

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The Story of Those Living Alone with Dementia and a Free Alzheimer’s Association Resource to Help Them Cope

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free program to assist people with memory problems who live alone in San Mateo County. The Dementia Capable Services & Supports initiative was made possible with the generous support of San Mateo County and local community partners, and has already shown success in identifying high risk individuals and connecting them with legal aid, social and home safety services.


Helping Alzheimer’s Families – Including Your Own – Survive the Holidays

Holidays can be challenging for people with Alzheimer’s disease, and can be a particularly stressful time for caregivers. The added layer of seemingly required holiday rituals, family and other social obligations, may completely tear...


Alzheimer’s Caregiving – There’s An App For That!

There are hundreds of applications available to help both those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregiving community. The trick is to wade through them all! But help is on the way. Here’s a list of some apps that have either received high ratings from users, or have been positively referenced on Alzheimer’s or other caregiving-focused sites. We haven’t personally evaluated any of these, nor can we formally recommend them. Many are free, however, so worth exploring. Some will be more appropriate in certain stages of the disease. Most are available on the iPad; all are available through the iTunes apps store.