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… Continue reading Dementia Care Dos & Don

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 cognitive decline. Exercise Exercise offers an impressive array of health benefits. It helps prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes; lowers the risk for high… Continue reading Protecting against cognitive decline

Staving off dementia when you have mild cognitive impairment

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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 have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a slight but noticeable change in memory and thinking skills. But the progression from MCI to dementia is… Continue reading Staving off dementia when you have mild cognitive impairment

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 Guide” offers simple and inexpensive ideas for families who are providing care at home for a loved one in the middle to advanced stages… Continue reading Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia