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How Often to Visit Someone with Dementia

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Dementia is a debilitating condition that affects over 5 million Americans. This progressive disorder affects a person’s memory, cognitive ability, and behavior, making it difficult to carry out daily activities.  People struggling with dementia need care and support from their loved ones, whether they live at home or in memory care. However, one question commonly […]

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Can a Person With Dementia Sign Legal Documents

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Dementia is a condition that affects a person’s cognition and memory and can interfere with daily living. Memory care in senior living communities helps individuals by offering seniors with dementia an active, engaged, and independent lifestyle.  A person with dementia who is able to communicate and understands can sign legal documents, but may require an […]

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From Caregiver Burnout?

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Caregiver burnout, or caregiver fatigue, can seem like a neverending cycle of frustration. This term describes when a person taking care of someone else begins to feel stress and exhaustion due to the responsibilities involved. Burnout can seem like an unavoidable result of the caregiving.  When a person experiences caregiver burnout, it takes time to […]

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Does Parkinson’s Affect Cognition?

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Are you or a loved one living with Parkinson’s disease? If so, you know that it is a complex and challenging condition that affects not only movement but also other aspects of daily life. While the tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with movement that are commonly associated with Parkinson’s are well-known, many people may not be […]

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Memory Care vs. Assisted Living: Which is Right for You

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Looking for the right senior living option can seem like learning a second language. What’s assisted living? What’s memory care? Is there a difference? Which one is right for me? Let’s take a step back! Both options provide care and support but are designed to meet different needs and offer different levels of this support. […]

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How Long Can a Senior Stay in Respite Care?

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Most people don’t rush to move into any kind of senior living community. There’s a lot of value in staying in the home you’re comfortable and familiar with as long as possible. But eventually, health problems or mobility issues may make it difficult for an older adult to live independently. Quite often, a family member […]

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Mythbusting: CBD, Spicy Food and OIive Oil as Alzheimer’s Prevention?

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The internet is wonderful and provides us with a lot of useful information. However, it’s important to remember there are myths floating around. For example, there’s no evidence that Parkinson’s can be prevented or reversed, but there are plenty of people who try and suggest it can be. This article explores several common myths and […]

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How to Talk to Someone With Dementia on the Phone

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When someone has dementia, it can make everyday things like eating, cleaning, and other activities difficult. Even a regular conversation can be harder to follow and participate in.  If you’re talking with your loved one over the phone, the conversation is harder when you aren’t in each other’s presence. How can you make your phone […]

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