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Dementia Care Dos & Don

This article was originally posted on APlaceForMom.com

Mid-to-late stage dementia often presents a variety of challenging behavioral problems. This discussion of common symptoms may help prepare you to effectively support a person with dementia.

What Patient Behavior Is Typical of Dementia?

Anger, confusion, anxiety, and sadness are a few of the emotional symptoms a dementia patient might experience. The overwhelming nature of these feelings often results in a range of unpredictable behaviors that requires the caregiver to be extremely patient. A dementia patient may become irritable and even belligerent, with little provocation. He or she may go in and out of being confused and disoriented, or even attempt to manipulate those around them. Struggling with communication is one of the most upsetting aspects of taking care of someone with Alzheimer

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Best Dog Breeds for Assisted Living

This article was originally posted on APlaceForMom.com

Big or small, noisy or quiet, active or calm

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High Blood Pressure and Cold Medicine Don’t Mix

Some over-the-counter flu remedies can elevate pressure, interfere with meds.

This article was originally posted on AARP

As cold and flu season rages on, health experts are warning people with high blood pressure to think twice before popping or pouring over-the-counter medications to relieve their symptoms.

Decongestants, a common ingredient in cold and flu drugs, constrict blood vessels to help relieve congestion. And constricted blood vessels can temporarily raise blood pressure levels and reduce blood flow

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‘It never occurred to me I was having a heart attack.

This article was originally posted on Yahoo News.

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Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Journaling

This article was posted on Seniors Guide Online.

Journaling means keeping a record of your thoughts and activities. However, while journal keepers may focus on the present and record daily events, journaling moves beyond just a list of activities, like you might record in a diary or calendar. Journaling calls for more self-expression and reflection.

A journal is a private endeavor, and you