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Do Spouses Automatically Have Power of Attorney?

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As loved ones age, they may require additional care and support, which may involve transitioning to a senior living community that provides services and programs tailored to their needs. During decision-making, the topic of power of attorney may come up, and it can cause confusion and anxiety for many families and their loved ones.  There’s […]

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What Stage of Dementia Is Avoiding Bathing?

A senior woman applying face cream after a bath.

Caring for someone with dementia presents a unique set of challenges, and one common issue that caregivers often encounter is resistance to bathing.  Dementia is a progressive disease that can lead to a decline in daily living activities, such as bathing, getting dressed, and preparing meals. As dementia progresses, individuals may exhibit behaviors that can […]

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

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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?

A doctor is studying the blood flow in the brain of a human with Dementia under MRI.

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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3 Exercises to Help With Memory Recall

a senior tells his granddaughter a story as an exercise to help with memory recall

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia aren’t guaranteed to happen when someone gets old. However, many people that develop these conditions are old. In most cases, it takes many years for Alzheimer’s to develop, though.  This is why taking care of your body throughout your life is an essential part of minimizing the chances of developing dementia. […]

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How Long Does It Take Alzheimer’s To Progress?

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Can You Predict Progression? Alzheimer’s and dementia can create challenges that affect the quality of life of older adults. In the early stages, most people can live independently. However, as the disease progresses, adults need the support of their community, caregivers, and care services to ensure their comfort and health. But when does Alzheimer’s progress? […]

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Are Alzheimer’s & Dementia the Same Thing?

A woman sitting next to a senior citizen man who has dementia

As some people grow older and transition into new stages of their life, they may become affected by diseases like Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia that cause a decline in memory and make everyday life more difficult. These diseases come in many forms and require different skills to help manage them. What are the […]

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