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Dementia Care Dos & Don’ts: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems

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

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Protecting against cognitive decline

This article was posted on Harvard Health Publishing While there’s currently no treatment that can prevent or cure dementia, researchers have identified some factors that may help protect you from

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Effective Communication in Late Stage Dementia

This article was originally posted on Home Care Assistance Early in the journey with dementia, we learn to drop expectations. We learn to borrow from improv comedy the concept of ‘yes, and…’ and

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Staving off dementia when you have mild cognitive impairment

This article was originally shared on Harvard Health Publishing. The shift from this condition to dementia is not necessarily inevitable. Will I get dementia? That common question takes on urgency if you

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While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Nearly every night of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis. Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a while, we become almost entirely paralyzed.

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How Young is Too Young to Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care: “Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” That’s

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Did You Know More Women Than Men Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer’s or dementia compared with 11% of men, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The differences

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Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiv-ing less stressful and will likely improve the quality

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Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

43.5 million adult caregivers are currently caring for someone aged 50+, and 14.9 of those are caring for an individual who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. “Safe At Home, A Caregiver’s

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