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Activities that were important prior to a parent or senior’s diagnosis of dementia can continue to be meaningful and provide enjoyment throughout the disease. Your loved one may need help adapting their favorite hobby to their changing abilities, but pursuing this hobby can increase their life satisfaction.How to Help a Person With Dementia Continue to Enjoy Their Hobbies

Learn more about how you can help a person with dementia continue to enjoy their hobbies after a diagnosis.

How Hobbies Improve Lives

Studies have shown that enjoying a hobby reduces the risk of depression, improves physical health and increases socialization. Having Alzheimer’s does not mean that a person with Read more

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Last Updated: July 18, 2018

It can be very challenging to take care of a parent who has Alzheimer’s disease. The emotional, mental and physical demands are one thing, but there are also financial costs involved in such an important role as well.What to Know Before Caregiving for a Parent With Alzheimer's

Here are some important things you should be aware of before caregiving for a parent with Alzheimer’s.

Things Caregivers Can Expect From a Parent With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s manifests itself in different ways, depending on the person who is suffering from it. One person’s symptoms may differ from another’s and there can be drastic changes experienced over time. Symptoms will also become worse Read more

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