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30
Aug

7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease & Ways to Care For a Loved One

One of the first things you can do when you discover a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is arm yourself with as much information about the disease as possible. This will allow you to provide effective care to your loved one in this critical time. To help you ease your anxiety, we have summarized the 7 stages
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11
Aug

What Are the Stages of Vascular Dementia? Treatments & Tips

As one of the most common forms of dementia, it’s helpful to recognize not just the onset of vascular dementia but how it progresses and the timeline. It’s the only way to offer your loved one the best possible support. Each of the vascular dementia stages can progress at different rates depending on which underlying factor caused it. Vascular Dementia

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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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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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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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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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