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Sense of Smell as an Indicator of Alzheimer’s

As seniors age, many keep a close eye out for signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association®, there are a wide array of Alzheimer’s symptoms. From daily challenges in planning and solving problems, difficulty...

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When Your Loved One Refuses to Accept Dementia Diagnosis

Dementia is a disease that impacts the lives of many seniors all over the world, but it doesn’t just affect those with the disease. It impacts families, friends, caregivers and communities. Many people have a hard time accepting a dementia diagnosis, even when they...

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Addressing Hallucinations in Lewy Body Dementia

There are many types of dementia, from Alzheimer’s disease, vascular and frontotemporal dementia to Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and more. It can be easy to think that they all include the same or similar signs and symptoms, however,...

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Supporting a loved one after receiving a dementia diagnosis

When a loved one receives a dementia diagnosis, you may not know exactly what to think. You may be afraid of the changes that are ahead, worried about how your loved one will change or even be concerned about how it’s going to affect you as their caregiver. While you...

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Preparing for a Visit to the Doctor for Memory Loss

Are you noticing you or your loved one having lapses in memory, trouble differentiating between time and place or forgetting how to do some things that are common in daily routines? If so, you or your loved one may be dealing with a form of memory loss. If you suspect...

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10 Myths About Memory Care Communities Debunked

Is it time to consider a memory care community for your loved one with memory loss? If so, you may be overwhelmed by the range of options available, or you may even be reluctant to move your loved one to memory care in the first place. Whether this is because of...

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10 Ways to Prevent Wandering in Seniors With Dementia

Have you noticed a change in your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia recently? If you begin to notice them acting strangely or starting to wander, it can be worrisome. To prevent wandering and decrease the risks of your loved one doing so,...

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5 Methods to Diminish the Occurrence of Sundowning

Seniors with dementia can often face many problems as their disease progresses; one that is common is sundowning. Sundowning, according to the Mayo Clinic®, is “a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night.” While sundowning doesn’t...

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