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Category: Dementia

Help Loved Ones with Dementia Eat and Drink to Stay Healthy at Home

When a loved one has dementia, caregiving can mean facing a variety of daily challenges. The effects of the disease on cognitive function and memory can make some people newly irritable, for example, or less invested in keeping up personal hygiene. Nutrition…

10 Scams Targeting Seniors and Tips to Protect Your Loved One

Elderly adults who live alone may be targeted by scams attempting to gain access to their finances. Elder financial exploitation becomes even more common if they are experiencing the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you are caring for an elderly adult, at some point you…

Medication Dangers – How to Keep Your Loved One Safe

For many seniors, taking medication regularly is essential to maintain good health and nutrition. When juggling several medications and multivitamins per day, it can be easy to skip a dose accidentally. If your elderly loved one is taking medication for a…

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As we age, the risk of cognitive diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s becomes increasingly relevant.  Dementia symptoms reveal themselves in the form of slowed motor skills, worsened memory, and difficulty speaking, and without intervention, these can progress rapidly.  As a result,…

4 Activities Couples Dealing With Dementia Can Enjoy Together

Millions of men and women in the United States are battling dementia and its associated diseases – Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia being the most common – on a day-to-day basis. The idea of losing precious memories and basic thinking skills…

Home Alteration Projects Help Keep Mom Safe

If your mother has a cognitive disease like dementia, allowing her to stay in a place she recognizes and surrounding her with those she loves can help her feel safe, promote independence and reduce stress. Taking the time to prepare a home…

Bathing Tips for Older Adults with Dementia

Caring for an elderly parent or spouse with dementia requires flexibility and sometimes changes the way you do things.  Even routine tasks like taking a bath must be approached in a manner that is a little different from in the past.  Consider…

See How Easily You Can Improve Incontinence with Hydration

There are many causes of urinary incontinence, a condition which tends to occur as the bladder muscle weakens and has more difficulty holding urine. Common physical changes resulting from the aging process, like reduced mobility, increase the time that it takes…

Why UTIs Can Complicate Dementia in Some Seniors

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common occurrence in the elderly, especially women. Over 8 million visits to the doctor, every year, involve a UTI diagnosis. It is the second most common infection in the U.S. 1 In fact, about 50-60% of…

8 Simple Ways for Caregivers to Promote Healthy Hydration in Seniors

Though hydration is important for healthy living at any age, seniors are at greater risk of dehydration due to physical and physiological changes that occur during the natural aging process. With potentially dangerous symptoms of dehydration like disorientation, constipation, and low blood…

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