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13
Jul

How Is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed? 7 Tips & Warning Signs

Whether or not your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, you have probably wondered, “how is Alzheimer’s diagnosed?“ Before diagnosing, a doctor runs several tests to ensure that Alzheimer’s is affecting your loved one. Do you suspect that a family member is showing symptoms but don’t know what to look for? There are several signs you should familiarize yourself with. We

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23
Jun

7 Causes of Dementia & Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Do you have a loved one who received a dementia diagnosis? You may wonder what causes dementia and the risk level you are at. While there are no definitive causes of dementia, researchers constantly look for new connections. What is known about dementia is that it can alter a list of functions and behaviors our loved ones exhibit. Top Causes

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25
May

10 Ways to Care for a Parent With Dementia Who Refuses Help

When your parent with dementia refuses help, your first reaction might be frustration. Don’t they want help? It may be hard for you to understand, just as it’s hard for them to understand why they need help. Before you get any more frustrated, we have compiled a list of 10 ways to care for a parent with dementia who refuses
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11
May

4 Benefits of Performing Horticultural Therapy for Dementia

It looks as if winter is behind us as the days grow warmer and spring flowers can be seen poking through the dead leaves and brown grass. This is the time when avid gardeners start planning their projects and getting everything in shape for the season. Many of us look at these masters of the soil and envy their diligence
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15
Apr

6 Risk Factors For Sundowning & Ways to Respond

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can encounter a variety of symptoms at night such as anxiety, insomnia, bewilderment, irritation, and disorientation. This group of symptoms is referred to as sundowning in the health care industry. To help you care for a family member with dementia, we have compiled a list of symptoms and risk factors associated

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12
Apr

Top 2 Risk Factors For Vascular Dementia

Do you suspect your loved one may have some form of dementia? Vascular dementia, a mild to severe decline in cognition, is linked to the body’s cardiovascular system. It is triggered by decreased or blocked blood flow to the brain. Without this essential circulation, the body is depleted of the oxygen and nutrients necessary for proper functioning. The symptoms of

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18
Feb

12 Ordinary Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease & Dementia

Are you in the process of navigating what it means to have Parkinson’s disease or dementia? Whether you’re the child of, caretaker of, or are someone living with Parkison’s dementia, one thing is always true—the best way to identify or treat this disease is to understand it. The signs of Parkinson’s disease are related to cognitive deterioration. This means that

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6
Jan

14 Spices & Herbs to Use in Meals for Senior Citizens

The progression of Alzheimer’s disease can negatively impact the 5 senses. There are a variety of ways for caregivers to cope with these symptoms. While losing the sense of taste is not dangerous, it can cause seniors to consume less food on a daily basis. To avoid malnutrition and weight loss, it’s important to be familiar with creative ways to
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21
Dec

Terra Vista on CBS Chicago: “COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be A Much-Welcome Christmas Gift”

“We just are excited and awaiting our on-site clinical date,” said Natalie McFarland, executive director of Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace. McFarland said she’s in and out of meetings, preparing staff for the arrival of the vaccine. “We’re registered with the CDC vaccination program. We’ve been partnered with Walgreens pharmacies,” she said. Immunizing is likely to start at Terra Vista

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24
Nov

7 Foods Associated With a Decreased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

There are a large number of studies that indicate a healthy diet can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The latest studies display a variety of minor mental benefits associated with the MIND diet and other eating strategies that are designed to decrease blood pressure. While the latest studies do not suggest a direct

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