Articles

Dementia, Advance Care Planning, and COVID-19

April 13, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

What is advance care planning, tips for completing a plan with someone who has dementia, and how to complete documents in the time of COVID-19 social distancing.

Board Member Profile - Katie Branch

April 8, 2020 | About RDAC

Katie Branch is the Director of the Simulation Center at Grand Valley State University.

Types of Dementia: Lewy Body Dementia

April 7, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Lewy body dementia is a type of dementia in which abnormal proteins, called Lewy bodies deposit in the brain. The protein deposits cause areas of the brain to stop working correctly.

Financial Advisors and Diminished Capacity

March 26, 2020 | About RDAC, Caregiver Resources

The role of a financial advisor is to help clients make the best use of their financial resources. Often people’s financial goals change as they grow older and approach retirement, or a different phase in their lives. Financial goals change even more when an individual or family is faced with dementia.

Dementia and Coronavirus - Tips and Resources

March 20, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

What do people with dementia and their caregivers need to know to stay happy and healthy?

Adult Day Centers

March 17, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

Social isolation can be very challenging when dealing with dementia. Adult day centers provide meaningful interactions with others in a safe and stimulating environment.

How to Hire a Caregiver?

March 13, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

When caregiving has become too much and you need to seek outside help, there are many factors worth considering in order to make an informed decision about what the best fit will be for you or your loved one.

New chat system offered in 90 languages by Alzheimer's Foundation of America

March 9, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

New question and answer chat services help non-English speaking caregivers across the nation.

Types of Dementia: Frontotemporal Dementia

March 5, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

In this series, we are exploring the most common types or causes of memory loss and dementia. Frontotemporal dementia is one of those causes of dementia that is seen quite frequently, and is the most common type of dementia for individuals under age 60.

Board Member Profile - Jennifer Lepard

March 2, 2020 | About RDAC

Jennifer Lepard is the President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan Chapter.