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Tips for Providing Alzheimer's Care at Home

Tips for Providing Alzheimer’s Care at Home

Want to keep a loved one home even though he or she has Alzheimer’s? It is possible with some creativity and safety measures. You’ll need to engage your patience and flexibility so that it is less frustrating and overwhelming. Use these tips for providing Alzheimer’s care at home to guide you… To begin with, it…
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Is it Dementia, or Just Memory Loss?

As we age, there is a certain amount of memory loss that is normal, and there is some memory loss that points to a bigger issue. Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand the subtle differences. That’s why we put together the following examples of normal memory loss and signs of dementia: Normal Memory Loss:…
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What is Companion Care?

We get this question all the time: What is companion care? It’s a simple concept, but until you understand what it is, it can sound foreign. Companion care is provided in the home by a caregiver whose main role is to provide companionship for the client. The time spent together can include some personal care…
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The Most Important Nutrients for Dementia

Poor nutrition has been proven to increase the symptoms of dementia as well as the need for hospitalization or institutionalization. On the other hand, with proper nutrition, it is possible to ease the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (plus it’s a good way to prevent getting dementia altogether). The Most Important Nutrients for Dementia:…
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How to Ensure People With Dementia Eat Enough

How to Ensure People With Dementia Eat Enough

The issue of poor nutrition often becomes worse when someone has developed dementia and knowing how to ensure people with dementia eat enough can prove difficult. This is because normal tasks like eating can become overwhelming, and they may experience a loss of appetite, forget to eat, have difficulty using utensils, or have difficulty chewing…
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How to Resond to Dementia

How to Respond When Dementia Speaks

Dementia is not only a disease that affects the memory; it often leads people with dementia to say outrageous things as well. It can be difficult to know how to respond when dementia speaks. That’s why we’ve put together our “how to respond when dementia speaks” tips: 1)   The key is to not let embarrassment…
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