Spring Activities for Seniors With Dementia

Spring Activities for Seniors With Dementia

Spring has arrived and if you are a caregiver to a parent or senior loved one with dementia, you may be ready to get outside and start enjoying some spring activities with them. People in all stages of the disease need to participate in activities to enjoy life, but when planning spring activities for a […]

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6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: April 19, 2019 Several health ailments have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the disease itself can be a risk factor for other health problems, particularly as it progresses to later stages. Learn more about six health ailments that accompany Alzheimer’s and ways to decrease your risk of the disease through lifestyle changes. […]

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Could a New Ultrasound Therapy Treat Dementia?

Could a New Ultrasound Therapy Treat Dementia?

The effort to find effective treatments for dementia has been called “one of the most intractable problems in medicine,” according to the New York Times. One reason progress is so difficult is that the body’s blood-brain barrier, which keeps foreign substances, including medications and immunotherapies, from fully reaching the brain. Since 2015, a group of researchers […]

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How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

Last Updated: March 18, 2019 Alzheimer’s disease care managers take a holistic approach to maximizing outcomes for patients, ensuring that all aspects of an individual’s family, health care, physical and social needs are met. Learn more about how an Alzheimer’s care manager can benefit your family and how to find one for your parent or […]

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How to Prevent Unnecessary Antipsychotic Use in Dementia

How to Prevent Unnecessary Antipsychotic Use in Dementia

Antipsychotic drugs, also known as neuroleptics, are a type of medication often prescribed to treat people with mental health issues. These drugs are also used to treat the behavioral and psychological symptoms of people with dementia. Some medical professionals are concerned, however, about an over-diagnosis of these medications as they can increase the risk of […]

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