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sundowner syndrome

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Your Loved Ones

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Your Loved Ones​​Elders with one of the various diagnoses of dementia tend to exhibit strange behavior during the late afternoon and evening hours. Memory loss and confusion are mainstays of the disease but as day turns to night, patients tend to exhibit changes in personality, irritability, and behavioral […]

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healthcare wishes

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?​If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?If you’ve done end of life planning, you likely have a document in which you appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself. It also probably communicates your wishes regarding medical treatment in […]

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Alzheimer's

When a Loved One Needs More Than Words

When a Loved One Needs More Than WordsIt is all too easy to interpret the confusion expressed by a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia as representative of all their faculties. It really is not the case. If the person simply started speaking a language you didn’t understand, you wouldn’t immediately assume something was wrong with […]

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