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Signs a Loved One Needs Memory Care

Everyone, as they get older, experiences a little forgetfulness. But when noticeable memory loss starts to happen to an aging loved one, how do you know if it’s actually the early signs of dementia? To help you figure out when it’s time to talk to your family member’s doctor, this article will discuss the signs …

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What Are the 7 Stages of Dementia?

While Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias affect millions of Americans, they are not a normal part of aging. Many older people experience some memory loss, but this doesn’t warrant a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia goes beyond simple forgetfulness.  One of the most difficult things to hear about dementia is that, in most cases, it’s …

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What is the Difference Between Memory Care and a Nursing Home?

There’s much more to senior living than the stereotypes that may come to mind when you hear the term “nursing home.” If you’re beginning your search for a senior living community to call home for yourself or your senior parent, you may notice there are multiple levels of living available, depending on your needs. These …

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The Importance of Routines for People with Dementia

Some people find comfort in routines. The unknown can shake things up a bit too much sometimes, and having to constantly adjust and adapt can be exhausting, especially for a person with dementia. Establishing and sticking to a routine has proven to be incredibly helpful for those needing memory care. The brain doesn’t have to …

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Understanding Sundowner’s Syndrome

If your loved one is in the mid-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, you may have noticed something peculiar. They may wake up alert and lucid but, as the day goes on, things seem to change. By the time dinner comes around, they may become nonverbal, hostile or increasingly confused. …

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The Value of Clocks for Dementia Patients

Many are familiar with symptoms of late-stage dementia, such as forgetting familiar people, places and things. However, many of the earliest symptoms are often dismissed as simply a normal part of the aging process. For example, seniors in the first stages of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia may find themselves having increased difficulty with …

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