If 2021 will be remembered as the year for COVID-19 vaccines, perhaps 2022 will make its mark in an equally life-changing way: with an Alzheimer’s vaccine that might actually slow or prevent the progression of the disease.  The very first… Read More
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Dementia aggression is one of many challenging changes that can occur in people with dementia, and it is surely one of the most difficult to respond to. A loved one who has always been mild-mannered can randomly experience outbursts which… 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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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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There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
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One of the primary questions in most people’s minds when a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is precisely what to expect in the weeks, months, and years to come. We know that the unmistakable signs of dementia… Read More
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Finding activities that happen to be fun and engaging for a senior loved one with dementia can be a challenge. Combine vision impairment and Alzheimer’s, and it might seem extremely daunting. Yet it’s very important to make certain each day… Read More
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Primary caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease are often all too familiar with the complications experienced in trying to take a quiet moment or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, or even walk into another… Read More
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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or some other kind of dementia requires creativity, patience, and empathy, the ability to step outside of your individual reasoning and logic and realize why a certain behavior is happening, and then to learn… Read More