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Best Gifts for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Patients

Best Gifts for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Patients

If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia, finding them the perfect gift can be difficult. Many of the typical gift ideas for elderly people won’t be beneficial for them. To make your gift shopping a little easier this year, we have compiled a list

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What Are the Early Signs of Dementia?

A senior with dementia being comforted by his doctor

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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9 Engaging Activities for Dementia Patients

Dementia activities

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?

Activities for seniors in nursing care facilities

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

Female Caregivers

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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Getting Dressed in All Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both patients and their caregivers. With

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Coping with disrobing a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially as the brain deteriorates more

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