Top 2 Risk Factors For Vascular Dementia

Do you suspect your loved one may have some form of dementia? Vascular dementia, a mild to severe decline in cognition, is linked to the body’s cardiovascular system. It is triggered by decreased or blocked blood flow to the brain. Without this essential circulation, the body is depleted of the oxygen and nutrients necessary for proper functioning. The symptoms of

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12 Ordinary Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease & Dementia

Are you in the process of navigating what it means to have Parkinson’s disease or dementia? Whether you’re the child of, caretaker of, or are someone living with Parkison’s dementia, one thing is always true—the best way to identify or treat this disease is to understand it. The signs of Parkinson’s disease are related to cognitive deterioration. This means that

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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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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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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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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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8 Activities to Try With a Family Member Who Has Dementia & Alzheimer’s

For those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, a life without mental and physical stimulation produces feelings of boredom, anxiety, and even depression. Keeping your family member active and engaged is one of the most important aspects of caregiving. The right activities stir memories, foster emotional connections, encourage self-expression, and boost the self-esteem of those with dementia. Looking for activities to

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Ways for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers to Keep Family Members Safe at Home

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, safety around the home becomes a primary concern. Adapting the home to fit your loved one’s needs helps them stay safe and comfortable. If you’re a dementia caregiver, it’s important to take preventative measures in the home to avoid falls, accidents, and wandering. As the

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Tips For Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregivers During COVID-19

For those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia during COVID-19, we want you to know that Terra Vista is here to help. As a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed and concerned about the safety of yourself and those around you. Here are some helpful tips to get you through caregiving during COVID-19.  We’re in this together.  How to

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