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If you knew that a better quality of life could be achieved for a loved one, you would not think twice about exploring that option. Yet one of the most beneficial forms of care – hospice care – is one… Read More
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If it seems like a loved one with Alzheimer’s has entirely rewritten the rules on when and how to sleep, you’re not dreaming. For reasons that aren’t yet completely understood, a number of people with Alzheimer’s experience changes to their… Read More
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While COVID-19 still dominates our health concerns, it is important to keep in mind that other illnesses can be just as dangerous, particularly for older adults. Flu season has begun, and it is time to make sure that the seniors… Read More
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Confusion. Disorientation. Memory loss. While these are certainly hallmark warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other types of dementia, they can also arise from taking particular medications. Rather than automatically assuming a diagnosis of dementia, examine the following… Read More
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If you were to list the top 5 emotions you feel in caring for parents, what would they be? Maybe you’d first think of feelings like love, compassion, and sometimes, even dread or frustration. Would anger make the list? In… Read More
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Amyloid plaques: they’re at the heart of scientists’ hypotheses about what causes Alzheimer’s, and they are focusing on removing them as an effective treatment option and hopefully, one day, a cure. The FDA’s recent approval of the newest medication, Aducanumab,… Read More
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Life, especially during the course of the pandemic, can be full of uncertainties. For older adults who are feeling less in control of certain areas of life, such as cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on what can be controlled is… Read More
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Anxiety. Embarrassment. Fear. The feelings associated with a potential dementia diagnosis can cause seniors to keep their suspicions to themselves. A newly released AARP survey peeled away a few of the layers of emotion to get to the root cause… Read More
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The communication disconnect that often occurs in someone with dementia may make it difficult or impossible for a senior to describe what’s hurting. Or it could be that the senior has lost the ability to remember or recognize the sensation… Read More
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Recent research sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is uncovering some striking results in how dementia may present differently in Hispanic people. While more investigation is required to completely understand whether these differences are the outcome of social/cultural nuances or the… Read More