May 11, 2015

Healthline Best Alzheimer's Blogs of 2015

Healthline ranked The Alzheimer's Reading Room as the best Alzheimer's blog for 2015.

Best Alzheimer's Blogs 2015 | Alzheimer's Reading Room

#1 The Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer’s Reading Room is a one-stop resource that’s consistently voted the number one blog by notable outlets like The New York Times. Editor Bob DeMarco cared for his mother, Dotty, as she bravely fought Alzheimer’s in her final years. He continues to add to the more than 4,000 video and editorial items stored on the site.

Topics include just about anything that will help educate and support caregivers from those just beginning their care-journey to those who are more familiar with the course of the disease.

Ranked #1 by Healthline in the Best Alzheimer's Blogs of 
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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#2 Alzheimer’s Front Row

This companion site to Alzheimer’s Reading Room provides Bob DeMarco’s wisdom and wit on life with this difficult condition. Alzheimer’s Front Row touches on news and developments in the medical community. Its primary focus is the encouragement and support of caregivers and their loved ones.

DeMarco includes inspirational videos of Dotty and the remarkable things she continued to do despite her diagnosis. The editor punctuates the site with quotes, such as: “There is no substitute for the love of a caregiver.”

#3 About Alzheimer’s

About Alzheimer’s provides easy-to-read, up-to-date information on all aspects of this debilitating condition. Social worker Esther Heerema brings together news, analyses, and insights from her nearly two decades of work with patients and their families.

The blog features fresh information on Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia like Lewy body dementia (LBD) and Parkinson’s disease. Heerema also responds to reader comments and questions.

#4 Sharing My Life with Lewy Body Dementia

Silverfox has reported on his experiences with LBD in simple, moving language since 2009. This diary isn’t just a record-keeping blog. It’s also a heartfelt and insightful look into the patient experience.

Where did his disease come from? Where will he and his wife of 36 years live as it progresses? And what will happen if he once again takes his poodle’s prescription medicine rather than his own? Join Silverfox as he explores these questions and more.

#5 Alzheimer’s Care at Home

This blog believes patient care can — and perhaps should — be managed by keeping the person with Alzheimer’s at home for as long as possible. To that end, Alzheimer’s Care at Home offers plenty of resources.

Training programs for caregivers include geriatric care management and Alzheimer’s/dementia-specific training. The blog provides additional information about services that support in-home care in the blog’s home state of Florida. You’ll also find information about telephone coaching for caregivers worldwide.

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