Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia

Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia

Last Updated: December 10, 2018 Vitamin D is essential for good health in aging adults and may play a role in the prevention of diabetes, hypertension and multiple sclerosis. A recent study has found that a vitamin D deficiency may also play a role in the development of dementia. Learn more about the link found […]

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How Occupational Therapy Helps With Alzheimer’s

How Occupational Therapy Helps With Alzheimer’s

One of the biggest challenges with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is managing day to day activities as the disease progresses. That’s where an occupational therapist can be an immense source of help. Occupational therapists focus on working with you and your family to cope with the changes that the disease brings and make […]

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What Does Osteoporosis Have to Do With Dementia?

What Does Osteoporosis Have to Do With Dementia?

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease is taking a look at the impact that osteoporosis has on the risk of dementia.  Learn more about the 54 million Americans that have been diagnosed with the condition and how it is associated with a 1.2-fold increase in the risk of the disease. Conditions That Increase the Risk […]

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Teaching Children How to Talk to Loved Ones With Dementia

Teaching Children How to Talk to Loved Ones With Dementia

Watching your loved ones with dementia handle the symptoms of the disease is difficult no matter your age, but it can be especially confusing for children that don’t understand what’s happening. Nonetheless, you want your kids to have as much chance as possible to know the person you love while they’re still with you. Read on […]

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How to Help Children Understand Dementia

How to Help Children Understand Dementia

Last Updated: November 26, 2018 Author Jean Demetris shares tips for families on how to explain dementia to children and help them better understand the disease. Her book, “Grandma’s Box of Memories,” speaks to children aged 4-7 years, and prompts a discussion about what they can do to be involved in the care of a grandparent or loved […]

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Books for Children About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Books for Children About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Last Updated: November 23, 2018 Fine artist Kathryn Harrison completed a series of artworks and books related to caregiving and dementia, in response to her personal experience with her mother’s disease. Today, she shares more about her experience with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as 12 books for children about Alzheimer’s and dementia that she would recommend […]

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