Dementia

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Detecting Dementia in Loved Ones from a Distance

Detecting Dementia in Loved Ones from a DistanceSeeing loved ones in person was difficult for many throughout 2020 and will continue to be a challenge well into 2021. This isolation puts additional strain on older people who are at higher risk of loneliness even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also puts a strain on adult […]

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Senior Isolation in The Time of COVID-19

Senior Isolation in The Time of COVID-19

Senior Isolation in The Time of COVID-19For several months now, we’ve been following the advice of public health officials to stay home as much as possible to reduce our risk of contracting COVID-19. Seniors especially need to limit their exposure to others as COVID-19 could be life threatening in older populations. However, sheltering at home has […]

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guardian

What Does it Mean to Be A Guardian?

What Does it Mean to Be A Guardian?There may come a time in your life when a person you love—whether it’s a parent, grandparent, a spouse, a family member with a disability, or even a minor child—becomes unable to care for themselves due to physical or mental limitations. At that point you may find yourself […]

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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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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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