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When Should an Alzheimer's Patient Go to a Nursing Home?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 16, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Deciding whether or not an Alzheimer’s patient should go to a nursing home can be extraordinarily difficult. Caregivers may feel guilty or anxious about placing a loved one in a nursing home - they may feel that they are taking the easy way out or letting the patient down.

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How to Care for Dementia Patients: 5 Tips for Loved Ones

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Caring for a family member with dementia, whether in a care facility or at home, may seem like a daunting challenge. Dementia changes the way the person remembers, communicates, and behaves. The personality and abilities of the person you once knew may change.

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How Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Can Help Your Family

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 13, 2018 8:30:00 AM

If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, you are very likely to need support. Alzheimer’s is a devastating illness for the sufferer, but can also place overwhelming demands on the caregiver.

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5 Things You Should Know About Alzheimer's Care Facilities

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When your family is impacted by Alzheimer’s, you may feel tremendous responsibility to care for your loved one and feel as though a nursing home is the last resort. However, modern improvements in technology and standards of care make Alzheimer’s care centers one of the most respected resources available to you and your family. 

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Caring for Dementia Patients at Home vs. a Nursing Home

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 6, 2018 8:30:00 AM

A new dementia diagnosis in your family can have a significant impact on everyone involved. You and your loved one may have difficulty coming to terms with the emotions, lifestyle adjustments, and expectations that come along with that type of diagnosis.

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How to Manage Sundowner's Syndrome

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

What is Sundowner’s Syndrome? 

Sundowner's syndrome (or sundowning) is the commonly-used term for the sudden appearance or worsening of neuropsychiatric symptoms in the late afternoon.

If you are caring for a loved one who is aging or suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may well have noticed major changes in their behavior in the evenings. Symptoms may continue to worsen as the night goes on, and then fade considerably in the morning. 

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What's New with Dementia and Alzheimer's Research?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 27, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Dementia and Alzheimer’s researchers have been making some remarkable breakthroughs in recent months. Here are just a few of the most significant discoveries. 

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How to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer's During the Holidays

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The holidays often center around traditions and meaningful time spent with loved ones. When one of your family members is affected by Alzheimer’s, you may find yourself caught in an emotional place between your desire to share time with them and the reality of who your loved one is today. You might long to share the memories of years past that are no longer possible.

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What Are the Different Types of Dementia?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Dementia is a term used to describe a variety of disorders that are caused by severe changes in the brain, especially areas of the brain related to language, memory, reasoning and decision-making.

These changes cause memory loss, changes in behavior and personality, and difficulty in performing basic day-to-day tasks and activities, among other symptoms.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Dementia?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Dementia is a brain disorder that results in the gradual loss of cognitive functioning, including thinking, memory and reasoning skills, that interferes with a persons daily life and activities.

While dementia is most common among older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Signs and symptoms of dementia begin to appear when nerve cells, called neurons, stop working.

We all lose a certain number of neurons with aging, but people with dementia lose many more than the average person. So what are the telltale signs and symptoms of dementia?

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Topics: Memory Loss