6 Alzheimer’s Care Options for Senior Loved Ones

6 Alzheimer’s Care Options for Senior Loved Ones

Last Updated: March 22, 2019 As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the care needs of our parents and senior loved ones will change. Creating an Alzheimer’s care plan soon after diagnosis will help ensure that care requests from your loved one are still considered and incorporated into their life. Eventually, Alzheimer’s will require round-the-clock care for your […]

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How to Find Support Groups for Those With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

How to Find Support Groups for Those With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: March 1, 2019 An early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be devastating for everyone involved. As more attention is brought to Alzheimer’s by films like “Still Alice,” we hope more awareness, funding and support will be given to those coping with this disease. Learn more about early-onset Alzheimer’s, support groups for the disease that are available […]

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How Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s Benefit From Our Visits

How Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s Benefit From Our Visits

Last Updated: December 26, 2018 Caring and/or visiting with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease can be emotionally and physically draining. In a recent survey, over 40% of people reported thinking it was “pointless” to stay in contact with a parent or senior loved one in the advanced stages of the disease. However, the Alzheimer’s Society is […]

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How Alzheimer’s Evolves From Early to Late Stages

How Alzheimer’s Evolves From Early to Late Stages

Last Updated: July 4, 2018 Alzheimer’s evolves through several different stages, though its effects vary from individual to individual. Learn the common signs and symptoms of the disease that occur throughout its progression. The Evolution of Alzheimer’s Every 65 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease and over 5.7 million Americans have the disease in the United States, according to […]

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10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

Last Updated: June 25, 2018 Although memory loss often occurs with age, Alzheimer’s disease goes beyond forgetting to pay a bill or losing things every now and then. As the Alzheimer’s Association describes, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It impairs intellectual abilities and memory enough to interfere with daily life and it accounts for […]

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Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Those who have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease probably know full well that communication can be a challenge. The disease lowers the normal brain function involved in comprehending and listening and interferes with a person’s ability to clearly express their ideas and thoughts. As people with Alzheimer’s progress into the late stage of […]

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What Is Cognitive Vitality?

What Is Cognitive Vitality?

There are endless claims that lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) and supplements can help slow down the symptoms or perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Which (if any) of these claims are true? Is there any ironclad way for consumers to know who to trust these days? One useful tool for those who are searching […]

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Introduction to Cognitive Impairment

Introduction to Cognitive Impairment

Cognition refers to a brain activity such as awareness, perception, reasoning or thinking. Cognitive impairment ranges from mild to severe, but before delving into cognitive impairment, it’s important to understand its impact on Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer’s involves various, distinct, phases or “stages” (including Stage 0, 1, 2 and 3). The disease […]

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