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What Is the Difference Between Dementia Care & Memory Care?

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In an aging society, the importance of specialized care for those with cognitive impairments cannot be overstated. 2 terms often used interchangeably but with distinct differences are “dementia care” and “memory care.” While both concepts revolve around providing comprehensive assistance to individuals with memory-related challenges, the term “memory care” refers to a senior living community […]

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What Are the 5 A’s of Alzheimer’s Disease

A senior woman showing signs of disorientation by putting a banana on a living room drawer.

Alzheimer’s can be a challenging and heartbreaking condition affecting millions of Americans. It slowly and progressively robs individuals of their memories, cognitive abilities, and independence, and they eventually require personalized support, such as memory care in senior living communities.  Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’s disease can help patients, caregivers, and loved ones navigate the journey […]

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Is Parkinson’s an Autoimmune Disease?

A senior man standing in his kitchen, holding onto his right wrist with his left hand to stop it from trembling.

It’s estimated that up to one million people have Parkinson’s disease in the US, and the number of people diagnosed is expected to double by 2040. Parkinson’s is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and nervous system, leading to many physical and neurological issues.  This condition can abruptly change the lives of those who […]

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Can Stress Cause Alzheimer’s?

A young woman comforting her senior mother who is very stressed.

We’ve all experienced stress at some point in our lives and heard how it can affect our bodies. Stress can cause increased blood pressure and inflammation, but can stress cause other serious conditions, like Alzheimer’s? While stress itself can’t directly cause Alzheimer’s disease, the effects it has on your brain may be linked to an […]

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Can Brain Games Improve Memory?

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Minor memory issues are typical among older adults. Lost keys, forgotten appointments, and missed bill payments can cause disruption and worry among family members. Whether your loved one is at risk of developing dementia or is simply losing track of things, many seniors can benefit from playing brain games to flex their mental muscles. Brain […]

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What Is the Difference Between Hospice & Respite Care?

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Hospice care and respite care are two forms of typically short-term care. While they may have a few similarities, such as their short-term nature or the teams of professional caregivers, they are very different types of care. Respite care is a short-term care option, typically used by seniors as a trial for entering a retirement […]

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Home Care vs Memory Care: Which Is Right for You?

A female home care professional is combing the hair of a senior woman at home.

When it comes to making the decision about making a large move to a care facility, the decisions can be overwhelming. Choosing whether to move to a home care or memory care facility is not an easy choice. Deciding what is right for you will depend on what kind of care you will be needing […]

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What Is the Difference Between Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

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If you or someone you know has been struggling with memory loss or other cognitive issues, you may wonder about the difference between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These 2 conditions are both forms of dementia, a term used to describe a decline in cognitive function that interferes with a person’s daily life. While both […]

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Respite Care Guidelines: When Can it be Accessed?

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Many people know that senior living communities offer beneficial care for older adults. However, they may not realize you don’t need to move into a community permanently to access its services and amenities.  Respite care offers temporary support for seniors, but when can someone access these services?  What Is Respite Care?  Respite care is a […]

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Creating a Care Plan for Someone With Parkinson’s Disease

An old man is holding a glass of water in his right hand while his left hand is supporting and holding his right hand to control the trembling of his hand.

Like caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, Parkinson’s disease can become somewhat complicated to care for as the disease progresses. But with the right information and a plan in place, the quality of life of the person dealing with the disease can be improved. This article explores what exactly Parkinson’s disease is and provides […]

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