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The Influential Role of Spirituality in Aging: Part I

The aging process brings many changes to our later lives, some of which may be joyful – watching grandchildren grow up – or challenging, such as grieving the loss of independence. Throughout the changes we experience with age, our spirit, our sense of self, adapts....

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Why You Can’t Let Alzheimer’s Disease Define Who You Are

When you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it’s common for you to have a wide range of questions, especially when you are diagnosed in the early stages. You may wonder if you’ll remember your loved ones as well as you did...

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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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