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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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How to Care for a Parent with Dementia?

A young and loving woman kissing her happy senior mother on her cheeks.

As a caregiver, it’s important to remember that patience and dedication are essential ingredients in helping make life easier for both you and your family member who is living with dementia.  Ways to care for a parent with dementia include: 1. Know the Signs and Symptoms of Dementia  2. Understand Your Parent’s Emotional State  3. […]

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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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Does Sugar Actually Cause Dementia?

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As we age, we become more concerned about diseases that could affect our cognitive abilities. One such disease is dementia, a condition that causes a decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning abilities. With increasing concerns about our diet and how it affects our health, there have been claims that sugar is linked to the development […]

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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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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?

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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Impacts of Dementia on Spouses: Tips for Coping

a woman places her hand on the shoulder of her spouse, who has dementia

A diagnosis of dementia can be scary for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the condition because of the drastic ways it may affect one’s life. Sometimes researching the expected progression of a dementia-related disease like Alzheimer’s can help reduce some anxiety. Also, knowing what external support […]

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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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