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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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11
Mar

7 Skills You Need to Become a Dementia Caregiver

Although a large number of the tasks a caregiver performs for a client on a daily basis are straightforward, not everyone is cut out for the profession. To be an effective caregiver, you need to be prepared for medical emergencies that fall outside the scope of a 9 to 5 schedule. To be qualified to become a caregiver, you will

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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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