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Category: Dementia

How to Differentiate between Natural Aging and Dementia

Aging is a natural part of life; though it impacts everyone differently, all of us will eventually age, regardless of culture, gender, etc.  According to Harvard Medical School, normal forgetfulness may be the result of changes in the brain caused by a…

The Secret to Maintaining the Independence of your Loved One with Dementia

Over time, individuals with dementia find it increasingly difficult to successfully execute activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing and eating. Eventually, these individuals will require more help from you to compensate. As caregivers, we need to pay attention to how…

Precautionary Measures to Keep Your Wandering Loved One Safe

For many caregivers of a senior with dementia, or Alzheimer’s, the possibility of this loved one wandering and going missing is a big source of concern and one of the largest fears. The truth is, 6 out of 10 people with dementia…

Conquering the Medication Challenge

During one of my visits with my mom, I observed small collections of pills on the counter that should have been taken several days ago. When I asked her why these medicine piles were on the counter, she didn’t know. I knew…

3 Ways to Unleash the Power of Rituals in Dementia Care

Imagine worrying about forgetting your past while also having a hard time remembering new events and information. Pretty scary, right? This is something that many individuals with dementia face every day. Fortunately, routine and consistency may help alleviate some of these challenges….

New research could give hope to Alzheimer’s care

Alzheimer’s disease can be trying for patients, as they struggle to remember their own lives, family and friends. While Alzheimer’s care can help with the transition, there is still no potential cure for the disease.

Study shows possible Alzheimer’s treatment involving an enzyme

Researchers around the world have been working tirelessly to create a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, which currently cannot be cured or even delayed.

Researchers look into how Alzheimer’s affects brain networks

As Alzheimer’s care continues to be a major part of senior living, researchers are working to try and learn more about the disease. Currently one of the top killers in the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease is the only one on the list that…

Newfound Hope for Dementia Caregivers Inspired by The 36-Hour Day

Although we all realize our parents will eventually need our help, we never really know when or how quickly they may need us to intervene. And, while we notice changes occurring, it’s hard to know when to get additional help if the…

Health News Round-Up: Dementia Considerations and Holiday Expectations

Balancing Holiday Traditions with Dementia Changes This compassionate piece centers on one family adapting to a mother’s advancing Alzheimer’s disease, and how it has changed their holiday customs. They make fewer social appearances and do extra preparation to preserve her routines, while…

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