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Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace Earns AFA’s National ‘Excellence in Care’ Distinction

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has announced that Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace, in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, has earned AFA’s “Excellence in Care (EIC) Dementia Care Program of Distinction.” Dementia care settings are eligible to achieve this national recognition after successfully undergoing an extensive evaluation of staff, procedures, and environment, ensuring best practices in dementia care. “Terra Vista of

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How to Visit with your Loved One

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it can be difficult to interact with your loved one. It seems like no matter what you do, your loved one is in a bad mood or you seem to upset them. It is very important to always remain alert and conscious when you are meeting with them. This way, you can guarantee to avoid setting

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Protect Your Brain from Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia are becoming more and more prevalent. At the age of 65, the chance of developing one of these diseases increase dramatically. Along with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, natural memory loss is a sign of aging. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to prevent memory loss or slow it down in its tracks. Exercise. In

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What People With Alzheimer’s Disease Want you to Know

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a game changer. It changes everything about the individual’s life, as well as the lives of all of those around them. It is very difficult to know how to act or react because it seems as though your loved one is changing right before your eyes. But, there are a couple of tips that come directly

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Practical Ways to Help Patients with Memory Loss Diseases

As of a 2016 report, 46.8 million people are diagnosed today with Alzheimer’s worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease symptoms include memory loss, mood swings, behavioral issues and language disorientation. Those with the disease are often instructed to stay around their homes as often as possible with a caretaker. As time goes on, some patients will move to assisted living homes. According to

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Scientists Aim For Higher Quality & More Affordable Testing Options

While substantial treatments and preventative measures are yet to be truly successful for scientists combating Alzheimer’s Disease, they are making strides in developing more affordable, less invasive diagnostic options. At the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London, scientists presented early data on promising blood testing and brain imaging techniques. The pathologies that have been used to indicate alzheimer’s –

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Yoga for the Alzheimer’s Patient

Anyone doing a quick google search about yoga can learn immediately about its benefits on the mind, body, and soul. Of course, yoga has also been proven to be effective for Alzheimer’s sufferers. While yoga might not seem like much from an outsider’s perspective, it helps to improve overall health and wellness of the ‘yogi’.   Yoga and the Thyroid

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Chimpanzees Are The First Animal Known to Develop Alzheimer’s Markers

A brand new report in the Neurobiology of Aging finds that Chimpanzees develop similar, but not identical, brain characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease as they age. Chimps are humanities closest relatives, and this could help researchers understand why humans develop alzheimer’s and dementia and could also show behavioural changes in chimps as caretakers. Most animals cognitive abilities decline with age, however

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Traveling as a Caregiver

With summer coming to an end, we’re all looking to take a last-minute excursion before the cold nights set in. Traveling with someone that suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or any form of life-altering condition can be difficult. What can you do to ensure that the trip will involve low stress? Talk about It You and the patient should be sure

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Successful in Mice Could Restore Lost Memories

New research out of New York leaves experts hopeful of restoring lost memories in Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients after testing proved successful in mice. The study was performed with the use of lights – or optogenically. Until this study, it was believed that these memories had been lost permanently, but the team suggest that it may just be the recall

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