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What Are the Early Signs of Dementia?

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By Robert Kneschke / Shutterstock.com Dementia is a general term for the “impaired ability to remember, think or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, but there

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Tips to Reduce Loneliness in Dementia Patients

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Social isolation is extremely harmful to seniors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, families and seniors were compelled to practice self isolation and social distancing. Older adults who have Alzheimer’s or dementia are especially susceptible to social-isolation and loneliness and the effects have been aggravated due to

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9 Engaging Activities for Dementia Patients

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Daily routines can be challenging for those caregivers who live with dementia patients. Taking care of patients affected by dementia can be a difficult task because you must ensure their safety while providing activities that can be mentally stimulating for them. As a caregiver, you

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Coronavirus & Seniors: How to Keep Isolated Seniors Engaged?

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Who is at higher risk of contracting the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)? Elderly and senior citizens are more vulnerable to this virus and some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adultsPeople who have serious chronic medical conditions

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A Caregiver Shares Her Experiences

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Lauren Dykovitz is a writer and author. Her mom, Jerie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 at age 62. Lauren self-published her first book, Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer's. She writes about her experience on her blog,

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Cognitive Issues in Seniors: Everything You Need To Know

Cognitive Decline In Seniors

Signs of Cognitive Issues It is critical to notice when your loved one is acting differently and demonstrating an array of problems with their cognitive health. We’ve identified the red flags to look for in your loved ones who may be experiencing cognitive decline: Mood SwingsTrouble recalling people, places, or memoriesRecurrent

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