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Gift Ideas for Parent with Dementia

An adult daughter gifted her mother a photo album of her mother? They are sitting on the sofa while looking at the photographs.

Depending on what stage of dementia your loved one is experiencing, they may have various needs or capabilities. Someone in the early stages will likely value the same gifts or experiences they had previously cherished. But when their condition changes, they may find comfort in new ways or benefit from services over items. Personalizing a […]

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How to Transition an Alzheimer’s Patient to Memory Care

A young lady in a gray shirt is sitting face-to-face with a senior female in a yellow long-sleeve shirt on a couch while they are holding hands together.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. And at the later stages of the disease, an Alzheimer’s patient will require more care than what is available at home.  Mild memory loss is typically the first sign of this disease. As a caregiver, deciding whether a […]

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6 Therapeutic Activities for the Elderly

Finding enjoyable, therapeutic activities for seniors to participate in can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for older adults to spend hours of the day doing nothing but watching TV. Seniors, more than younger adults, require consistent mental and physical stimulation. This will aid in the prevention of cognitive decline caused by diseases such as Alzheimer’s […]

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Vaping, Alcohol, Aspartame: Do They Cause Memory Loss?

Smoking, drinking, and artificial sweeteners quickly become habits that are hard to break. We all know these things aren’t necessarily good for us, but what if they were also affecting our brain health, especially in our senior years? Regardless of how your loved one started developing memory issues, it’s important to make sure they are […]

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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?

A senior woman sitting at a table with her hands covering her face with grief due to her increasing forgetfulness

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

A man talking to his hesitant senior father about the idea of moving into a memory care community

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?

A close-up view of a female caregiver's hand's around a seniors hand's in a memory care community

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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