National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Caregiver Month 2013

Help! What Do I Do Now? cover

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. If you fortunate enough not to have been touched by this disease, you may not be aware of how challenging it can be. And you may not be aware that you are likely to be impacted by Alzheimer’s some time in your life. One-third … Read more

World Alzheimer’s Day 2013

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day to raise awareness of “the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” (Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation) Finding a cure or at least a treatment … Read more

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month/Family Caregivers Month 2012

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. There are many terrible diseases, but Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is different in that patients lose their memories and their personality. As the disease progresses, they may become very paranoid and believe that their caregivers are going to harm them. Rather than appreciating the … Read more

Article about Alzheimer’s Book

KENS5 TV reporter James Munoz wrote an excellent article about Help! What Do I Do Now?: Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s. You can read the article on the KENS5 website: Local author releases guide for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. You can order the book from or in bulk from the publisher. … Read more

New Help for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

I mentioned in my post on National Caregivers Month and my post on World Alzheimer’s Day that my sister Nancy Nicholson, LBSW, was working on a guide for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Help! What Do I Do Now? Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s is now available in paperback from CreateSpace and will soon be available on It … Read more

National Alzheimer’s Month and National Caregivers Month

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, and the disease impacts their loved ones in a huge way. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has recently published “2010 Report: Medicines in Development for Alzheimer’s Disease.” Among the statistics included the report are these: • Some 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias live at … Read more

Alzheimer’s Do’s and Don’ts

Introduction from Lillie: This article by my associate, Beverly Ellison, is the follow-up to her post: The Gift: Becoming Primary Caregiver for Mom with Alzheimer’s . ==================================================================== It has taken me longer than I planned to get back with you to share my experience with the “Do’s and Don’ts” of caring for a loved one … Read more

World Alzheimer’s Day: Wear Purple

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, and the Alzheimer’s Asociation is asking people to get involved to end this terrible disease. I know there are many horrific diseases that destroy the body, and watching someone deteriorate from cancer and other diseases is heart-rending. The tragedy of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, however, is that not only do they cause the body … Read more