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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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16
Jan

When Is the Right Time to Move Your Loved One into a Memory Care Community?

If you’re the primary caregiver for a loved one with progressive dementia, you might be wondering when the right time is to move them into a memory care community. This decision is a difficult one to make but often necessary for your well-being and that of your loved one. The Terra Vista team is here to walk you through the

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14
Dec

7 Ways to Support a Person With Dementia During the Winter

Did you know that dementia symptoms can temporarily worsen during the winter months? Keep reading to see how you can best keep your loved one safe and comfortable all winter long. Understanding the Effects of Cold Weather on Dementia Patients Sundowning Sundowning occurs when dementia or Alzheimer’s patients become more confused and agitated after the sun sets. With fewer sunlight

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17
Nov

10 Stimulating Memory Care Activities for Dementia Patients

Are you struggling to find engaging memory care activities that your loved one with dementia will enjoy? Check out our comprehensive list of memory care activities to find one that best fits your loved one’s personality, interests, and skill level. 3 Creative Activities for Dementia Patients Dementia patients engaging in creative activities can stimulate the brain and potentially improve cognitive

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14
Oct

What Is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

What Is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus? Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a life-threatening condition caused by excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain’s ventricles. Excess CSF buildup places excess pressure on the brain, which can cause long-term brain damage as well as cognitive and physical impairments. NPH frequently goes undiagnosed and untreated. The condition is commonly misdiagnosed as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and

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14
Sep

What Is High Acuity Care in Senior Living?

Are you unable to help your loved one with dementia recover from a serious illness or injury? Ask their primary care provider about high acuity care. Keep reading to learn more about this customized form of senior care. What Is High Acuity Care? High acuity care is short-term care provided to patients who need special supervision while recovering from a

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15
Aug

A Complete Checklist for Moving Into a Dementia Assisted Living Community

Whether it’s for you or a loved one, moving into an assisted living community can be overwhelming. It not only means leaving a familiar place for an unfamiliar one but also involves lots of packing and preparation.  That’s why we created the ultimate checklist for moving yourself, or a loved one into a dementia assisted living community. Follow these tips

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15
Jul

Understanding Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Are you seeking treatment for your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s? Cognitive stimulation therapy may provide the results you want. Keep reading to learn more about what this treatment is, how it works, and what benefits are associated with it. What Is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy? Cognitive stimulation therapy—also known for its medical abbreviation of CST—is a short-term therapy program

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15
Jun

Why Occupational Therapy Is Important For Alzheimer’s Patients

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there were an estimated 6.5 million Americans aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s in 2022—and that number continues to rise. Perhaps one of your loved ones or someone close to you is a part of that statistic, and as you know, those who suffer from Alzheimer’s lose the quality of life they once had.

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