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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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29
Sep

Terra Vista’s Art Therapy Program Gains Widespread Media Recognition in September 2020

Terra Vista’s art therapy program gained widespread media recognition in September 2020. The dementia-focused program was featured on the CBS Chicago news, in the Chicago Tribune, and on the Fox Chicago news! Art therapy helps keep the brain stimulated and neurons active. Our creative arts program at Terra Vista provides opportunity for residents to create meaningful moments through self-expression and

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25
Sep

10 Symptoms of Dementia & How Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Can Help

Do you suspect that you or a family member may have dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of progressive neurological disorders affecting a person’s cognitive function. This includes forgetfulness, memory loss, limited social skills, impaired reasoning, difficulties in problem-solving, and more. If you or a parent has dementia—you’ll start to notice a variety of signs

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3
Sep

10 Surprising Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

Although we are understanding Alzheimer’s more than ever before, there’s still so much the average person can still learn. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that is a progressive disease. It destroys important mental functions such as memory, cognitive abilities and more. It impacts family, spouses and friends, yet many don’t know about Alzheimer’s or about the possible causes, risk
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3
Sep

7 Benefits of Receiving an Early Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

A large number of people in the United States decide to forfeit a diagnosis for early onset Alzheimer’s disease because there is no known cure. However, an early diagnosis is vital to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It is for this reason that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America initiated the “National Memory Screening Program.” Though an ongoing program, initially

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3
Sep

6 Travel Tips for Dementia Caregivers: How to Plan a Vacation

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. If you’re a dementia caregiver and you’re planning a vacation, view our 6 travel tips to alleviate stress and aggravation on the trip.

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