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Can Mushrooms Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is the most common cause of dementia and is most common in people over the age of 65. It is a progressive condition that often leads to memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioral changes.  There is currently no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Why Do Dementia Patients Not Want to Eat?

A senior man in a blue v-neck shirt looking at his unappetizing meal.

Dementia is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s a progressive disorder that impacts memory, cognitive function, and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Among the many challenges that dementia patients and their caregivers face, one of the most concerning issues is the reluctance or refusal of dementia patients to eat.  Dementia primarily […]

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How Often to Visit Someone with Dementia

A senior man in a blue sweater happily embraces his visiting daughter.

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 to Talk to Someone With Dementia on the Phone

a man with dementia talks on the phone, while his wife sits beside him

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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