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How to Manage Dementia Caregiver Stress During the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, stress can be at an all-time high. From shopping for presents and wrapping them to decorating and preparing dishes for the feasts and more, it can all be a little overwhelming. For caregivers of a loved one with dementia,...

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How to Manage Dementia Caregiver Stress During the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, stress can be at an all-time high. From shopping for presents and wrapping them to decorating and preparing dishes for the feasts and more, it can all be a little overwhelming. For caregivers of a loved one with dementia,...

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5 Holiday Travel Tips with a Loved One with Dementia

The holidays are meant to be a time with friends and family, full of good cheer, love and laughter. For many caregivers of seniors with dementia, what is usually a happy time can become stressful and anxiety-ridden. While much of this may have to do with holiday...

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Holiday Meal Planning Tips for Dementia Caregivers

As the holiday season begins, most of us are starting to plan our schedules for the next two months and beyond. Besides gift-shopping, the biggest planning task for many is coordinating family get-together and big holiday meals. These can be challenging enough, but...

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How to Stay Positive as a Dementia Caregiver

Positivity is something that comes up a lot when it comes to dealing with stressors in life. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, you’ve probably heard this advice from every angle. Focus on the positive! Be grateful for what you have! Think about what you can...

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How to Effectively Manage Sleep Problems with Dementia

Sleep issues are a common occurrence for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Unfortunately, they then become an issue for caregivers and everyone else involved in the care of the individual. When the person you’re caring for doesn’t sleep...

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7 Engaging Hobbies for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Staying active, both mentally and physically, keeps us happy, healthy and young at heart. If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, this is true for them as well. Although your loved one may no longer be able to do some of their once-favorite activities,...

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Seniors and Scams: How To Protect Aging Adults

As much as we like to believe that people are good, the unfortunate reality is that there are a lot of not-so-nice apples out there. While scams and cons have been going on since cavemen roamed the earth, these days it seems like you can’t turn around without hearing...

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The Role of Digital Technology in Memory Care

These days, technology is commonplace and completely ingrained into our daily routines. Need to know how to get somewhere? Pull up Google Maps and you’re off. Having a quiet night in and want to watch a favorite movie? Netflix, you and popcorn are the perfect...

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The Use of Touch-Screen Televisions in Memory Care

Have you ever had a moment, when using your phone or computer or tablet, when you’ve done something and thought: Wow! How did I do that before having this technology? These days, technology is everywhere – in our cars, at our gyms, even at our favorite fast-food...

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Managing YourLife™ With State-of-The-Art Care and Wellness

“Once I’m retired, I’m going to…” “As soon as I turn 65, I plan on…” “When we sell our house and move into a senior living community, we will…” Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? For many people, getting older can be something to look forward to. If you’ve...

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The Benefit of Individualized Memory Care and Support

The memory loss journey – whether from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another form of memory-related illness – is unique to each individual. That’s because the brain is a complex organism, and because each person’s memories and experiences are completely different,...

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How to Create a Safe Home for Your Loved One with Dementia

As we age, our mobility and physical abilities decrease, which means modifications need to be made around our homes in order to live safely. However, if you’re a caregiver of a loved one with dementia, there are other factors you need to take into consideration in...

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The Psychological Benefits of Proper Lighting in Memory Care

When you’re searching for a Memory Care community for your loved one, you have a list of requirements that must be met. Such as safety, so your loved one doesn’t get lost or injured. Compassionate staff, so your loved one’s physical and emotional needs are being taken...

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Utilizing Respite Care for a Loved One While Going on Vacation

Summer’s here, and many families are gearing up for traveling plans and vacations. For family caregivers, though, preparing to go on vacation can be an overwhelming task, especially if their loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The...

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What You Need to Know About Common Dementia Medications

While there is currently no cure for dementia, a few medications are available that can help to lessen the symptoms many experience as memory loss progresses. In addition to personal care support, holistic therapies and adaptations to a person’s environment and...

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10 Signs Your Loved One with Memory Loss Is Depressed

Depression is a serious mental health issue characterized by long periods of low mood, feelings of despair and loss of interest in things that used to bring joy. Anyone can experience depression, even if they are otherwise healthy, but this mental illness can be a...

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How to Maintain Independence After a Dementia Diagnosis

If you have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may be experiencing a wide range of difficult emotions. From fear, confusion, despair or resentfulness, learning to cope with the emotions that accompany a dementia diagnosis...

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Dining With Dignity in Memory Care

As dementia progresses, simple activities such as finishing a meal can become frustrating challenges. The cognitive decline that individuals with dementia experience causes several changes in the brain that can affect their ability to eat and drink without struggle....

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Therapeutic Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Dementia

Seniors with dementia often face a number of troubling symptoms. From increased anxiety and depression to decreased ability to sleep and relax, seniors and their caregivers can struggle to find relief. Although there are medicines that can help, there runs a risk of...

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8 Reasons to Choose the Retirement Lifestyle You Deserve

Many seniors have worked hard their entire lives to be able to afford the retirement lifestyle of their dreams. Many picture beaches, a warm location, activities to do on a daily basis and the peace of mind of knowing care is available if it’s ever needed. Those may...

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Living YourLife™ With a Dementia Diagnosis

When you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or one of the many other forms of dementia, you may be quick to think that your life will never be the same. While it’s true your life might not be exactly the same as it was before, it doesn’t mean...

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