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What Are the Stages of Dementia?

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Dementia is a general term for a group of complex diseases that affect memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and affects older adults.  Dementia begins with mild changes in mental function and slowly worsens to severe impairments in cognition. If you have a loved one with dementia, knowing […]

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How Do You Know When Someone Needs Memory Care?

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When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may feel overwhelmed or frightened. Being a caregiver can be complicated, and there’s a lot of information and details to absorb about these progressive conditions.  Typically, people with memory loss can live independently in the earliest stages, but will require 24-hour support as […]

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How to Move a Hesitant Family Member into Memory Care

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Deciding to move a family member into memory care isn’t easy. Your family member with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or Parkinson’s disease may have reached a point in their condition requiring more care than you can give them. You may feel like you’re leaving them less independent than before or worry that they might feel ashamed […]

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Are People with Alzheimer’s Immunocompromised?

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Alzheimer’s: Physical Health Effects Alzheimer’s disease can impact lives in many ways. When many of us think of Alzheimer’s or dementia, we think of how it affects memory. Although it’s important to consider memory support when living with Alzheimer’s, it’s not the only concern. In addition to the emotional and mental effects, Alzheimer’s disease can […]

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