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14
Apr

Frontotemporal Dementia: Types, Symptoms, & Causes

An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). This cognitive disease is most common in adults aged 40 to 65 but can occur in younger and older adults.  The best way to confront a disease like this is to understand its scope. Keep reading to learn about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of FTD along with

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17
Jan

4 Types Of Dementia Behaviors & Ways to Respond

When your loved one suffers from dementia, you will do anything to get them the quality care they need. What many people do not realize is that quality dementia care starts right at home. The best thing you can do for your loved one is to understand common dementia behaviors and respond appropriately. We have created an outline of common

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12
Nov

8 Reasons Your Loved One With Late-Stage Dementia Is Not Eating

An estimated 10%-15% of people with dementia experience a decrease in their food and drink consumption at some point while they have the condition. If someone with late-stage dementia is not eating, it is likely a sign of one or more underlying problems. Appetite loss in dementia patients may result from another health condition, lack of physical activity, or the

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21
Oct

Top 8 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

People often wonder if there is a way to reduce their loved one’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Some risk factors that cause degenerative brain disease can’t be changed, such as an individual’s age, hereditary conditions, and genetics. However, risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease such as lifestyle and wellness can be influenced. Whether it’s more exercise, adding healthy choices to

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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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