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Movie Inspires Alzheimer's Patients to Begin Day in New Way

A 2004 romantic comedy has inspired one assisted living community to change the way they communicate with their residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.Residents who have Alzheimer’s at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, begin each day with a five minute video from a loved one letting them know who they are, where they are, and who will be caring for them.Learn more about this innovative technique, how the movie inspires Alzheimer's patients and the positive effects it is having on those living with and caring for the disease. An Innovative Alzheimer's Technique An idea borrowed from an unlikely source is bringing a new twist to dementia caregiving.Residents who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia...
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New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Many seniors can easily admit to having a “senior moment” from time to time, but the threat of a looming dementia diagnosis can be scary and is a reality for many families. The Mayo Clinic has developed a scale that will help identify those seniors who are at risk for developing dementia, hopefully encouraging high risk seniors to seek early intervention.Learn more about how the scale tells the difference between normal aging vs. dementia. Memory Loss and Dementia Among Seniors While many seniors and loved ones make jokes about memory loss as we age, the fact of the matter is that many seniors are facing a devastating diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.The Alzheimer’s Association recently...
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