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Alzheimer’s & Dementia
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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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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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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 Caregiver's Guide to 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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Alzheimers and 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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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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The Caregiver's Guide to Sundowner's Syndrome
Sundowner’s Syndrome affects people in the mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, often bringing distress in the evening hours to both patient and caregiver alike. Learn more about Sundowner’s Syndrome in dementia, why it occurs, signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to alleviate its symptoms in your...
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How to Cope with Difficult Dementia Behaviors
While one of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss, dementia is more than forgetfulness. Dementia caregivers know all too well that dementia brings with it a number of other symptoms and side effects that can make caregiving a difficult journey. Take a closer look at what some of these symptoms are and how...
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10 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
We’ve all had those moments where we forget something that we know we know. We forget to lock the house, shut the garage door, turn off the coffee pot – we lead busy lives that can lead us to rush and forget to do the things we know we should do. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia...
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