ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENT

Today, there is not a single, viable option that treats, cures, or prevents Alzheimer’s. So without any way to slow down, stop, or reverse its effects, patients and caregivers seek to make the most of their lives, as they struggle to deal with the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s.

On this page, we proudly introduce you to inspiring, Alzheimer’s families who use humor, music, and healthy lifestyle adjustments, to help them live a full, happier life. These videos feature patients, caregivers, millennials, and baby boomers – all equally passionate about living in the moment. They understand the value of being present and offer advice on what they do in their daily lives, to help them overcome the darker moments. We hope their wisdom can help you too.


November 23, 2015

Alzheimer’s Funny Story #5

Something with my Grandmother that’s unique to her, she has a very pleasant disposition, she’s not combative, she’s not anything of that nature. She’s always been a godly, churchgoing woman. But, you know, now at this stage, she’s sundowns. So she’ll get in these points where she gets confused and she gets irritable. But she never loses her friendly disposition. She’ll just be so confused and she’ll throw out, you know, “goddamit”, every once in awhile. She’ll be like “goddamn this or that” and “motherf*@ker this”. And so whenever she breaks her character that is her and she cusses, you know, nobody gets offended by it. It makes everybody laugh because we know that’s just not her. But, it’s so funny to hear that coming from the matriarch of our family. Ryan is the Primary Caregiver for his 93 year old Grandmother, who is living with Alzheimer’s.
November 10, 2015

Funny Story #4

David’s Mother Died from Alzheimer’s.
November 10, 2015

How I Help My Family Stay Strong

Makayla’s Grandma has Alzheimer’s. Every year, her family holds the Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event.
November 10, 2015

Support Groups for Caregivers

“I think the best advice for anyone who is going to be taking on that role as a caregiver, is to join a support network. My dad has been providing 24/7 care for my grandmother, three to four days a week, for the last seven or eight years. And the best thing that he and my mother did, when he started that, was joining a support group through Kaiser Permanente. They talk with people who are long-time caregivers, people who have actually had relatives or friends pass away from Alzheimer’s, what it’s like to go through that, what it’s like to support the person with Alzheimer’s and what it’s like that first time, when the person suffering from Alzheimer’s doesn’t remember you, even though they may be your parent; they may be your best friend, they may be your wife or husband. And that really, for me and my family I think, is the best thing my parents ever did.” Jason’s Grandmother has Alzheimer’s. He’s a relentless Advocate.
November 10, 2015

Why You Need to Stay Positive

“I took care of his mom for nine years. And I got to the point where I couldn’t do it myself anymore. So I moved her into an Alzheimer’s facility. I didn’t like the care she got there, so I moved her out of there and moved her into another facility. Well, after a year, they asked us to leave. She might have been in a facility, but I was there at eight o’clock in the morning, to get her up, to get her dressed, to give her breakfast, her lunch. I took her on car rides, we went to open houses and had free cookies! Whatever you can do to make them happy, do it. Because that makes their life a lot more meaningful. It gives them something to look forward to. It wasn’t always easy. She hit me, which I knew she didn’t mean to do. But, the next day I would go and she would say: ‘Linda…’ and I’d say ‘what Ma?’. ‘…I’m sorry I hit you yesterday.’ And I sad: ‘don’t worry about it! It’s forgotten, it’s over with – what are we gonna to today?’ So you always gotta be upbeat, as much upbeat as you can be with the Alzheimer’s patients, because that makes the transformation better. And if they get upset, that makes it go faster, they lose their mind faster.” Linda’s Best Friend died from Alzheimer’s. Now she helps other Caregivers and supports causes like Autos for Alzheimer’s.
November 10, 2015

Keeping the Faith

Meet Marilyn White. She’s a former Olympic runner, singer, poet, and mother. She is also living with Alzheimer’s.
November 10, 2015

Alzheimer’s Funny Story #3

Kacey’s Grandmother has Alzheimer’s
November 10, 2015

Exercise Your Brain

Kelly’s Great Grandmother, Grandmother, and Uncle have all died from Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

Staying Healthy and Connected Is the Key

David’s Mother died from Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

Healthy Living

Stacy’s Grandfather died from Alzheimer’s. She’s also a relentless Advocate for Alzheimer’s Association.
November 8, 2015

Grandma’s Most Important Life Lesson

Jennifer’s Grandma has Alzheimer’s. To honor her and raise money for other families who are affected by Alzheimer’s, Jennifer started the Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event, in 2013.
November 8, 2015

Alzheimer’s: Family First

Jennifer’s Grandma has Alzheimer’s. To honor her and raise money for other families who are affected by Alzheimer’s, Jennifer started the Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event, in 2013.
November 8, 2015

I Tell My Daughters to Make It Count

Rick’s Mother-in-Law Kathy has Alzheimer’s. The Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event is held every year, in honor of Kathy and to raise money for families dealing with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

The Music Still Bonds Us

Tracy’s Mother Kathy has Alzheimer’s. The Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event is held every year, in honor of Kathy and to raise money for families dealing with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

Alzheimer’s Funny Story #2

Tracy’s Mother Kathy has Alzheimer’s. The Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event is held every year, in honor of Kathy and to raise money for families dealing with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

Alzheimer’s Prevention

Tracy’s Mother Kathy has Alzheimer’s. The Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event is held every year, in honor of Kathy and to raise money for families dealing with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

Make the Memories for You

Tracy’s Mother Kathy has Alzheimer’s. The Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event is held every year, in honor of Kathy and to raise money for families dealing with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

We Don’t Remember Days, We Remember Moments

Tracy’s Mother Kathy has Alzheimer’s. The Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event is held every year, in honor of Kathy and to raise money for families dealing with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

My Grandma’s Memories

Makayla’s Grandma has Alzheimer’s. Every year, her family holds the Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event.
November 8, 2015

My Favorite Memory of Grandma

Rachael’s Grandmother has Alzheimer’s. Every year, her family holds the Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event.
November 8, 2015

Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?

Rachael’s Grandmother has Alzheimer’s. Every year, her family holds the Autos for Alzheimer’s fundraising event.
November 8, 2015

Alzheimer’s Funny Story #1

Christy’s Father-in-Law is living with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

Alzheimer’s Awareness Events

Rachel has worked with the Los Angeles / Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since college.
November 8, 2015

Remember That Time I Won a Silver Medal in the Olympics?

Meet Marilyn White. She’s a former Olympic runner, singer, poet, and mother. She is also living with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

My Faith and My Music

Meet Marilyn White. She’s a former Olympic runner, singer, poet, and mother. She is also living with Alzheimer’s.
November 8, 2015

Alzheimer’s Support Groups

Mel Schwimmer is a primary caregiver for his wife Barbara, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Barbara and Mel have been married for 54 years.
November 7, 2015

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Elizabeth is the primary caregiver to her husband, Bill, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 60.
November 7, 2015

My Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Is a Blessing

Gary was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in December 2012, at the age of 63. Gary and his wife Lisa founded AlzAcrossAmerica, a non-profit dedicated to helping baby boomers who are affected by Alzheimer’s.

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