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6
Feb

A Holistic Approach to Aromatherapy for Dementia

Loved ones with dementia can benefit from a wide variety of programs and therapies. These can include physical therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, and countless others. A lesser-known therapy that assists loved ones with memory loss is aromatherapy.  Let’s discuss what aromatherapy is, what benefits it provides, what to keep in mind when using aromatherapy, and the future of this

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11
Jan

Pet Therapy for Dementia Patients: Finding Animal Companions

Loved ones with dementia can go through a lot emotionally. Anxiety and depression are commonplace and can be difficult to ease. That’s why pet therapy is such a popular choice for those with dementia. Pets not only promote physical activity but can boost moods and ease stress. Let’s discuss the benefits of pet therapy, what you should consider before committing

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5
Dec

Benefits of Using Art Therapy for Dementia Treatment

For loved ones with dementia, there are myriad programs and therapies to help them maintain their physical and mental health, slow their disease’s progression, and make their life more fulfilling. Art therapy is one of these programs that provides not only an outlet for self-expression but fine motor exercise as well.  Let’s discuss the benefits of art therapy and what

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12
Oct

Maintaining Language Skills With Speech Therapy for Dementia

It can be jarring to see the changes in your loved one with dementia. Some aspects of their day-to-day life will become more difficult, including their ability to communicate. That’s why speech therapy is an essential tool in helping your loved one stay independent and comfortable. Speech therapy is not only helpful to communication but other cognitive functions as well,

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12
Sep

8 Exercises for Dementia Patients to Stay Physically Fit

Staying active is essential for your loved one with dementia to lead an enriching and fulfilling life. Exercise is an exceptional way to ensure that they are in their peak mental and physical health, but there are some precautions to take while planning out an exercise routine. Let’s look at the benefits of exercise for dementia patients, how to keep

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3
Aug

Providing Compassionate Dementia Care With Validation Therapy

A lot of knowledge and effort goes into caring for a loved one with dementia. There are many different strategies and approaches to make your loved one feel as safe and happy as possible. One of these approaches is validation therapy. What Is Validation Therapy? Validation therapy is an approach to working with dementia patients that puts empathy and listening

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18
Jul

Your Guide to Palliative Care For Dementia and Alzheimer’s

What Is Palliative Care For Advanced Dementia? Dementia is a slow-progressing disease that causes the deterioration of the brain. When it reaches its later stages, the person with it will have very specific needs, making it difficult for both them and their family to handle. That’s why it’s essential to know the ins and outs of the types of care

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12
Jun

How to Move a Parent With Dementia Into an Assisted Living Community

Choosing the right memory care community is one of the most important decisions you can make for your loved one with dementia. You want them to feel at home and receive the highest quality care available. If you’re not sure what steps to take before moving your loved one into a memory care facility, Terra Vista is here to help.

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12
May

What Is Sundowners Syndrome? Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

If you have a loved one with dementia, you’ve probably heard of the term “sundowners syndrome.” But what does it mean? Keep reading to learn about what sundowners syndrome is along with common symptoms and treatment methods. What Is Sundowners Syndrome? Sundowners syndrome is a group of symptoms caused by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It occurs when an

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14
Feb

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: What’s the Best Option?

Seeking long-term care for a loved one is no easy feat. According to the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, more than 800,000 Americans reside in assisted living communities. Many of these residents are living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  Assisted living and memory care offer similar services. However, it’s important to note that they are

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