Category: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By 2030, all baby boomers will be over the age of 65. What does the growing senior population mean for the future of dementia care? The number of people who suffer from dementia will increase as the large ‚Äúbaby boom‚ÄĚ generation crosses over into retirement age. Dementia is not a specific diagnosis but rather a …

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Alzheimer‚Äôs disease affects millions of people and their loved ones every year. There are some genetic factors that may increase a person‚Äôs likelihood but for the most part, it can strike anyone and there is no cure, yet. With such a uncertain outcome, it makes sense why so many people misunderstand the disease and the …

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People with Alzheimer‚Äôs have unique needs. And although their memory robs them of the details of their life, it doesn‚Äôt take away their ability to feel love. A Live Strong article offers ideas on how you can show a loved one with Alzheimer‚Äôs you care. The article is written by Debbie Barr, who co-authored a …

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The National Institute on Aging estimates that over five million Americans have Alzheimer‚Äôs disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. While there is no cure for Alzheimer‚Äôs, multiple research studies over the past decade have found ways to slow its onset. Alzheimer‚Äôs is one of many forms of dementia, or loss of …

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While the holidays are a busy and stressful time, it is especially so for families who have a loved one with dementia. The key to enjoying family gatherings is to plan ahead and have reasonable expectations. Mara Botonis, author of ‚ÄúWhen Caring Takes Courage,‚ÄĚ offers a helpful guide on how to make the holidays enjoyable …

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Caregivers often encourage people with dementia to talk about their past as a way to keep them engaged and responsive to their surroundings. While this type of therapy can be useful, it also has challenges. It can be frustrating for the caregiver when the person with dementia does not respond to questions, even when the …

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Recent research shows that social activities, like dancing, can reduce the risk of dementia among seniors. Stanford University‚Äôs dance studies department highlighted a study on the school‚Äôs website that took the research one step further. The research was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and funded by the National Institute on Aging. It …

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Therapeutic fibbing, or white lies, can be a very effective technique for decreasing anxiety in people with dementia. Because their brains are damaged and no longer function like a healthy brain, those with cognitive impairment live in an altered reality, though very real to them. When dementia causes a person to forget that they no …

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You enjoy your book club, visits with grandkids and lunch with friends, but did you also know these are good for your health? Research shows that social interaction is good for everyone, but it is especially beneficial for older adults. ‚ÄúSocial capital‚ÄĚ is the name researchers have given to the ties that help us build …

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  Arbor Place is an assisted-living facility for those with mild to moderate cognitive losses from Alzheimer‚Äôs disease, providing a safe and secure living environment. Most people with Alzheimer‚Äôs disease have ‚Äúlate-onset‚ÄĚ Alzheimer‚Äôs, which usually develops after age 60. Because of this, Meth-Wick caregivers in Arbor Place practice the standard of care that recent research …

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