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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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10 Ways to Help an Elderly Parent with Memory Loss

A woman hugging her senior father from behind while he is sitting on a couch.

It can feel overwhelming to see your parent struggle with memory loss, especially when you’re unsure how you can help them. Dementia affects everyone in the family and is a progressive disease that needs understanding, patience, and often the care of a memory care community.  Ten ways to help an elderly parent with memory loss […]

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What Causes Dementia Patients to Wander?

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As an adult child of a parent with dementia, you may constantly worry about their safety. One of the most common concerns that seniors with dementia face is wandering. Wandering can be dangerous, exposing seniors to unfamiliar places and risks that could compromise their overall well-being. While wandering is common among seniors with dementia, it […]

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Can Carbon Monoxide Cause Alzheimer’s?

A senior woman with white hair and glasses cooking in a kitchen.

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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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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