What Should Families Do When Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease Wander?

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There are a lot of different symptoms and challenges that come along with Alzheimer’s disease. One that is particularly concerning for family caregivers is wandering. For many seniors this means that they wander around the house, seemingly without a purpose. But the most dangerous form of wandering is when someone leaves the house entirely, even…

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How to Help a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease and Sleep Apnea

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Every senior’s situation is different, especially with different health concerns demanding time and attention. But some health issues, like sleep apnea, can take a larger toll on seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep apnea affects sleep quality, which is often a lot more obvious for seniors who have Alzheimer’s. Following some of these…

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Can Sign Language Help Seniors With Dementia?

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Over time, dementia worsens and affects memory, speech, and cognitive functioning. This is why many seniors with dementia might benefit from learning sign language, as it can help them communicate better and have a better quality of life. This is significant beyond better communication since it will help seniors stay engaged with their senior home…

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How to Create a Safe Environment at Home for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that affects cognition, memory, and even behavior. People with Alzheimer’s disease can even be more susceptible to illnesses. The best thing that families can do for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease is to create a supportive, safe environment at home. Alzheimer’s care providers are a big part…

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A Parent With Alzheimer’s Often Needs More Care Than You’d Imagine

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An estimated 6.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. This number keeps increasing, and medications may help slow the progression of the symptoms, but the disease has no cure. Families are often caught unaware of just how much care someone with Alzheimer’s requires. Constant Dealings With Incontinence Incontinence is common in the mid to late stages…

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Watch for These Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia

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Lewy body dementia, also called dementia with Lewy bodies, is a common type of progressive dementia much like Alzheimer’s disease. With Lewy body dementia, protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in thinking, memory, and movement (motor control). Those who have it, have Lewy bodies in their brains…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Did you know there are hundreds of thousands of senior citizens who have dementia? About ¾ of all those who have dementia are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Every year there are new cases and researchers are trying to find a cure. At this point the disease can’t be cured, however, there are treatments and some…

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Improving Bath Time for Those with Dementia

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Does your elderly loved one have dementia? If so, one of the most difficult things for them could be taking a bath. Many patients who have this disease freak out when it is time to take a bath. Others get scared because they can’t care for themselves properly, but they don’t want anyone to touch…

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What Can You Do to Make Life Easier for a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Once your elderly family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she may worry that her entire life is over. There are some big changes coming her way, but with the right Alzheimer’s care plan, you and your senior may be able to find a path forward that helps her to have the best possible quality…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Aggression: What Are Common Triggers?

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Did you know that aggression is quite common in those with Alzheimer’s disease? Unfortunately, there are a lot of family caregivers who are unaware of what causes the aggression. If you aren’t familiar with the causes, it can make handling it much more difficult. However, you don’t have to keep struggling so much with this…

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