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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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9
Feb

Top 6 Conditions That Are Commonly Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s Disease

When a grandparent or parent becomes forgetful, it may be tempting to associate this type of behavior with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Although memory loss and poor judgement are symptoms of Alzheimer’s, there are a large number of conditions that share these symptoms. From Delirium, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, to Mild Cognitive Impairment, the source of your parent’s

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6
Jan

8 Ways to Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are becoming more prevalent. At the age of 65, the chance of developing dementia increases dramatically. Along with Alzheimer’s disease, natural memory loss is a normal part of aging. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to prevent memory loss or slow it down in its tracks. To help you maintain

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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 For Long-Term Care Facility Residents”

“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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21
Dec

7 Benefits of Receiving an Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Since there is no cure for Alzeimer’s disease, you may wonder why doctors recommend receiving an early diagnosis for this type of dementia. However, a large number of people avoid visiting a neurologist to receive a diagnosis due to anxiety and depression. Although a majority of individuals have reservations visiting a licensed neurologist, there are various benefits of detecting Alzheimer’s

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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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24
Nov

3 Tips For Long-Distance Caregivers: Ways to Handle Dementia

For many adults with aging parents, the realization that mom and dad are going to need extra care can be difficult. It’s easy for relationships to become damaged when family dynamics change and children become the caregivers to their parents. Most adult children do not want to believe that dad is declining physically and needs assistance doing simple tasks or

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21
Oct

What Is Lewy Body Dementia? Types, Symptoms & Causes

Lewy Body Dementia Explained Caretakers and the adult children of senior citizens alike should know that Lewy bodies are usually a helpful alpha-synuclein protein located in the brain’s neurons. So, what is Lewy Body Dementia and why is it bad for your mental and physical health? This type of dementia can develop when the proteins start to clump together in

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21
Oct

5 Types of Gifts For Family Members With Alzheimer’s

We are all knee deep in the holiday season, which for many of us, means shopping for those perfect gifts.  Shopping for older adults is daunting in itself. As adults, we tend to take care of ourselves and our needs. If we want something, we get it.  By the time we get older, we usually have everything we need and

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