Fall Prevention Tips for Your Loved One with Dementia

If you are taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, it is important to remember that home safety is a top priority for those with memory loss. This is due to a variety of physical and mental challenges including vision, perception and balance that make daily living extremely…

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Holistic Treatments For Memory Care

“Is medicine going to the dogs?” According to the Mayo Clinic article, “Pet therapy: Man’s best friend as healer,” interaction with pets is proving useful in helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia by providing them with a sense of comfort and enjoyment and by reducing their stress and agitation. Other “holistic”…

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Dementia and Nutrition: How a Brain-Healthy Diet Can Reduce the Risk of Memory Loss

According to current medical research in the specialty of neuroscience, the path to brain fitness – including the delay and possible prevention of memory loss – begins with regular physical activity, a socially engaged lifestyle and good nutrition. Experts define a brain-healthy diet as one that reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes, encourages…

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Dementia and Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients: What Caregivers Need to Know

Dementia and depression have many common symptoms and can easily be confused. However, because they involve different treatment approaches, it is important for caregivers to understand and recognize their differences. Simply stated, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia result from a physical disease process whereas depression is behavioral in nature. A loved one with both dementia and…

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Finding the Resources to Pay for Memory Care Assisted Living

If you have an aging parent or loved one in need of full-time professional care for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other progressive memory impairment, you are certainly not alone. Today, with our nation’s large and fast-growing aging population, many families find themselves in this difficult situation and are looking for answers. Being a caregiver can…

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How to Interpret and Understand Resistance and Refusal Behaviors by Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Typically, behavior is an individual’s way of interacting and communicating with the rest of the world. One of the common behavioral changes caregivers experience in their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is his/her resistance and refusal to cooperate or comply with certain normal social activities and behaviors. Understandably, this can be very frustrating to caregivers…

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