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Laughter: The Right Prescription for Stressed Out Caregivers

Sadly, Alzheimer’s disease robs an increasing number of older Americans of their memories and the ability to care for themselves. Additionally, caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s are often placed under significant stress and are frequently overburdened as their challenges increase with the progression of the disease. In fact, caregivers are sometimes called the “second victims” of Alzheimer’s disease.

How a Little Box of Memories Can Help Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Reconnect with the World

The nature of Alzheimer’s disease is such that recent memories often vanish while memories of people and events from long ago frequently remain strong and remarkably vivid. Thus, experts in the field of memory care suggest that we look for ways to help loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia to recall past times that were especially enjoyable or important for them.

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