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Tips help ease discomfort with memory loss

Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:02 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Have you ever felt uncomfortable or at a loss when visiting a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia? Have you avoided or dreaded visits because a previous experience was uncomfortable? If so, you’re certainly not alone. No matter how deeply we ca… Read Article

12 easy things you can do to prevent memory loss

Saturday, June 28 2014 2:53 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Research suggests that keeping your brain stimulated, socializing, proper nutrition and physical exercise are some of the best ways to promote cognitive health. Try these simple ways to prevent memory loss. Source: www.good-sam.com  Click here to view the original article.

Activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease

Thursday, June 12 2014 2:19 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Have you ever known someone with Alzheimer’s disease who can sing every word of an old hymn but has difficulty calling you by the right name? The reason is related to the type of memory being used. If someone has sung hymns all their life, he or she may be able to automati… Read Article

Is it Alzheimer’s disease? Memory loss and misplacing items

Saturday, May 24 2014 3:43 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Have you ever been going somewhere and, for a moment, you forgot your destination? Have you ever misplaced an item or forgot an appointment, only to remember it when it was too late? Most people, regardless of age, would have to answer “yes” to these questions. Wh… Read Article

It’s not always Alzheimer’s: Other types of irreversible dementia

Tuesday, January 21 2014 11:38 PM
Categorized In Memory Care
Not everyone who has dementia has Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of irreversible dementia, but there are actually more than 70 different causes of dementia. Many irreversible dementias share common traits, such as memory loss, but the ini… Read Article

Truth About Alzheimer's

Monday, October 7 2013 7:42 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Since there is no conclusive scientific proof at this time about what causes Alzheimer’s disease, it’s natural for people to come to their own conclusions. Here are a few of the more common “causes” that have surfaced recently in popular culture:  &… Read Article

Home Safety Tips for People With Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, May 3 2013 5:22 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
???? For someone with Alzheimer’s disease, it may become difficult to recognize what is safe or unsafe in the home and in interactions with other people.A person’s brain function and abilities change during the course of Alzheimer’s disease. Along with the com… Read Article

Holidays Present Unique Challenges for Individuals with Alzheimer's

Friday, November 16 2012 5:25 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Are you wondering if there are strategies you can put in place before your next family holiday get-together to minimize confusion and anxiety for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease? If so, here are a few ideas and suggestions to keep in mind.It’s important to remem… Read Article

Individuals with Early-Stage Alzheimer's Share Their Stories

Tuesday, October 2 2012 3:49 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Today is the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Go Purple/Alzheimer’s Action Day.” In a new video from the organization, several individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s share their stories about the challenges of the disease and how they would like t… Read Article

Alzheimer's Disease Versus Mild Cognitive Impairment

Tuesday, September 18 2012 10:55 PM
Categorized In Memory Care
Just because you may have a tendency to be forgetful doesn’t necessarily mean you have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. You may have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). What is mild cognitive impairment? MCI is associated with typical memory changes caused by aging. M… Read Article

‘My loved one was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease’

Tuesday, June 19 2012 3:56 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
If a loved one recently received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, there are some steps you can take to help manage some of the stress and worry that you might be experiencing. Educate yourself Learn as much as you can about the disease so you will know how you can he… Read Article

Historic Plan Introduced to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Saturday, May 19 2012 6:32 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
The nation’s first plan to address a full range of issues faced by millions of American families confronting Alzheimer’s disease was released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The development of the “National Plan to Address Alzheim… Read Article

Strengthen Your Brain

Friday, March 30 2012 4:29 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Just by being intentional, there are many everyday activities you can do to strengthen different parts of your brain and promote long-term cognitive fitness. A few examples include: Use an “old fashioned” paper map to find a location, versus using a GPS (global po… Read Article

Help Prevent Normal Cognitive Decline with 12 New Things

Wednesday, December 21 2011 6:52 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Pop quiz! What one thing do these people have in common?Bob Hope, Pablo Picasso, Grandma Moses, Igor Stravinsky, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Glenn, Albert Schweitzer, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Albert Einstein, Andre Segovia, Ronald Reagan, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fred Ast… Read Article

Holidays Present Unique Challenges for Individuals with Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, December 21 2011 6:49 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
Did Thanksgiving this year leave you wondering if there are strategies you can put in place before your next family get-together to minimize confusion and anxiety for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease? If so, here are a few ideas and suggestions to keep in min… Read Article

Is It Dementia or Depression?

Tuesday, November 8 2011 1:30 AM
Categorized In Memory Care
It’s easy to confuse depression with dementia, since depression is often misdiagnosed and both have similar symptoms. A person who has been diagnosed with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, may experience depression because of that fact alone. Unfortuna… Read Article