Category Archives: Dementia

Enjoying Summer to the Fullest: Essential Safety Tips for Seniors

As summer approaches and warm weather brings rays of sunshine, seniors have the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities and savor the joys of the season. However, it's important to keep in mind that summer heat can pose certain risks, especially for older adults. By taking a few precautionary measures and following some simple guidelines,…

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Reverse the Signs of Aging in the Brain by Dancing

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease. A new study shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect. "Exercise has the…

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Is Your Loved One Developing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Part of Alzheimer’s disease awareness is knowing the symptoms so you can know whether a loved one may be developing it. The symptoms include: Memory Loss – People may forget things they’ve learned as well as dates and events. They may also ask for the same information over and over again. Trouble…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part V

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address Caring for Someone Else. Caring for Someone Else In most cases, the…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part IV

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address Living With Your Disease. Living with Your Disease, Life after Diagnosis If…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part II

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address understanding Your Disease. Understanding Your Disease Quick Facts About Alzheimer's Disease •  …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part I

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address Healthy Living. Healthy Living If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, regular exercise…

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How to Find Quality Memory Care

Learn some helpful tips for how to find a memory care facility and how to evaluate the quality of care being provided. Over time, the long-term care industry has evolved to include many levels of care – skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living among them. Memory care units too, have grown in number in…

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How “Memory Care” for Dementia / Alzheimer’s Differs from Assisted Living

Many of the same services are offered at assisted living residences as in memory care units. However, there are also several ways in which assisted living differs from memory care.  Physical Differences Between Memory Care and Assisted Living Memory care is typically architecturally designed to meet the specific needs of Alzheimer’s patients. Unlike some assisted…

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