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Can Carbon Monoxide Cause Alzheimer’s?

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Alzheimer’s disease can significantly affect someone’s life and increase their need for memory care. When dementia affects a loved one, you may have many questions, such as how do you know it’s time for memory care?  Many people also wonder what causes this disease to develop. What are the contributing factors? Can something like carbon […]

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How Often Should You Visit a Loved One in Memory Care?

An adult daughter visiting her father in a memory care home. They are sitting on a sofa with a smile on their faces.

Not every older adult with memory loss diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s will need to move into memory care. Still, for some, it can provide some much-needed relief.  If your loved one is in memory care, it is important to continue visiting them and spending time together. There is no set amount of times you […]

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30 Questions to Ask When Looking For a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent

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When an elderly parent goes from living independently to needing a personalized approach to care, you’ll want to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. Hiring a qualified, compassionate, and trustworthy caregiver to provide the best care can give you peace of mind.  Finding the right caregiver can seem daunting or challenging, especially if […]

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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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