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Activities for Dementia Patients: 50 Tips and Ideas to Keep Patients with Dementia Engaged

 
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The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect from Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease to End-Stage Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease, developing slowly and gradually worsening, typically over a period of several years. It impacts memory, thinking, language, ...
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What Alzheimer’s Has to Say about Your Eyesight

Alzheimer’s affects more than 40 million people worldwide and is one of the most common causes of dementia. However, finding a solution to this disease is still something that ...
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What is Sundowner’s Syndrome?

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Managing Dementia Sleep Problems

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Alzheimer’s Facts: 50 Eye-Opening Facts and Statistics About Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Impacts

While we understand more about Alzheimer’s disease today than ever before, there’s still much we don’t know about it.  More research is still needed to provide answers that can ...
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Tips for Managing Alzheimer’s Care Costs: The Cost of Alzheimer’s Care, Financial Options, Strategies for Managing the Cost of Alzheimer’s Care, and More

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging, not only emotionally but also financially. As the costs of assisted living, nursing home care, and memory ...
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What is a Code Silver? How it Works, State Information, and More

A Silver Alert is a safety alert issued when older adults are missing. It’s similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children. Here’s a look at how a Silver Alert works, ...
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Dementia Stages: How Fast Dementia Progresses, Stages of Dementia, and More

Dementia is a progressive impairment of cognitive function caused by damage to the brain. Over time, a person with dementia will have increased difficulty with memory, ...
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Memory Care Options for Low-Income Seniors

Memory care for low-income seniors is a fast-growing segment of elder care, encompassing professional caregiving services provided to those living with Alzheimer’s disease or ...
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Signs of Dementia: Causes of Dementia, Signs and SYMPTOMS to Watch For, and More

Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. The most well-known and most common type of dementia ...
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50 Tips on Transitioning a Loved One to Memory, Dementia, or Alzheimer's Care 

As your loved one’s memory declines, or as the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease become too much for the family or caregivers to handle, you will have to make the ...
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Dementia Safety Guidelines 

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you may be concerned about their safety. While Alzheimer’s disease and other ...
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Memory Care Activities: Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients

Activities are crucial for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, offering benefits such as cognitive stimulation, the opportunity to connect with others, comfort ...
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Dementia Symptoms: Memory Loss, Mood and Personality Changes, and Other Common Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia is a progressive syndrome, meaning that it worsens over time. Identifying early symptoms is key to treating and managing dementia over the long-term.
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50 Best Alzheimer’s Support Groups in Indiana: 50 Local Support Groups for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers and Family Members

Support groups are beneficial for caregivers in countless ways. Not only do they pull you out of isolation and give you a break from your caregiving duties, but they give you ...
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Best Alzheimer’s Support Groups in Connecticut: 50 Local Support Groups for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers and Family Members

  Serving as a caregiver in any capacity is a rewarding, yet difficult job. Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients face unique challenges in keeping them safe and ...
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Communicating With Dementia: Avoiding Distress and Irritation

Dementia comes with many new behaviors that may upset both you as the caregiver, as well as the person with dementia. Not all situations are preventable but having a few tricks ...
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The Best Dementia Books: 50 Essential Reads for Anyone Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you likely have countless questions. Family members of dementia patients want as much information ...
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Dementia Caregiving at the End of Life - Finding Comfort in Planning Ahead

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How to Cope with Personality Changes in a Loved One

This post identifies some possible causes for behavior and mental health changes in your caree, and offers suggestions on ways to cope that can actually help both of you.
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The Selflessness of Self-Care

  A math question for you about care: if you are a family caregiver to one person, how many people do you care for? If you answered two, you can stop reading. If you answered ...
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Preparing to be a Dementia Caregiver: Establishing Your Team

 
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Dementia Caregiving: I told you that yesterday! Remember?

  Karen called her mom, Mary, from the car to let her know she would be there in 5 minutes and would pick her up out front.Mary said, “You are coming here? Are we going ...
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Coping with Sundowning and Other Challenging Dementia Behaviors

This post was contributed by Michelle Seitzer, a freelance writer who has specialized in elder care content for eight years and prior to writing, worked in the field for more ...
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