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Category: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Daily Care Plans for Dementia

When it comes to dementia caregiving, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Because each person is unique, the disease affects each person and their caregivers in different ways. Some days seem to fly by and you are so busy but you feel like you get nothing done. Other days drag and you worry about your loved...
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Holiday Gift Guide for Someone with Dementia

The holiday shopping season is here! While it’s fun to browse the shelves looking for that perfect gift for your senior loved one, it can also be stressful – especially when your loved one has Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia. Depending on his or her living environment, needs and desires, it can be...
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Honoring National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, there were less than 2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, the number has more than doubled to 5.7 million Americans. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s epidemic and how you can show your support for Alzheimer’s awareness...
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The Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is painful and worrisome in a healthy person, but when that person is a senior with dementia, the effects of a UTI can be even more concerning. UTIs tend to affect people with dementia differently, manifesting symptoms in behavior changes, rather than the typical physical symptoms. Knowing how UTIs affect...
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Can Someone with Dementia Travel?

There’s no doubt that an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis is life-altering. Things have to change for everyday life to continue and more support is required as the disease progresses. But, just because life changes doesn’t mean life stops. Even as dementia progresses in your loved one, it may become necessary to travel. From family reunions...
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The 7 Stages of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other common forms of dementia, including vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia, are progressive conditions, with symptoms worsening over time as the disease progresses. Learn more about the stages of dementia and what to expect from your loved one as dementia progresses. Although the two terms are often used...
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13 Ways to Honor Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a month sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association and set aside to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Learn more about dementia, how Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month strives to fight it the disease, and meaningful ways you can contribute to the fight...
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10 Sleep Tips for Sundowner’s Syndrome

Sundowner’s Syndrome is often seen among people in mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Characterized by confusion and disorientation around sunset, sundowning can create a cycle of stress and disruptive behaviors leading to less sleep for both caregivers and people living with the disease. Sundowning Syndrome and Dementia While...
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Your Ultimate Guide to Memory Care

When you are the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s and dementia, it can be hard to turn the reins over to a memory care community. You know your loved one’s routine, needs, and desires better than your own. However, as dementia progresses, memory care can become a necessity for many caregivers and people living...
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Navigating Difficult Dementia Behaviors: Strategies for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is a journey marked by profound emotional challenges and demanding responsibilities. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for individuals with these conditions. This role often comes at a significant personal cost, with caregivers experiencing high levels of...
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