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Tips help ease discomfort with memory loss

Monday, June 30 2014 3:02 PM
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 care about friends or family, Alzheimer’s disease can make us uncomfortable—especially when we don’t fully understand the disease or how we should react to the challenges Alzheim… Read Article

12 easy things you can do to prevent memory loss

Friday, June 27 2014 4:53 PM
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

Wednesday, June 11 2014 4:19 PM
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 automatically respond through the use of long-term memory and habitual/instinctual skills. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia often experience challenges with short-term memory an… Read Article

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

Friday, May 23 2014 5:43 PM
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. When these situations occur, you might begin to question if your brain is functioning normally or if something is wrong. In some cases — depending on your age and family history — you … Read Article

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

Tuesday, January 21 2014 11:38 AM
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 initial presenting symptoms of the dementias may be different.   Here are three other forms of irreversible dementia:   Vascular dementia (previously referred to as multi-infarct deme… Read Article

Truth About Alzheimer's

Sunday, October 6 2013 9:42 PM
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:  •  Drinking out of aluminum cans•  Cooking in aluminum pots•  Using the artificial sweetener aspartame•  Receiving flu shots and other vaccinations•  H… Read Article

Home Safety Tips for People With Alzheimer's Disease

Thursday, May 2 2013 7:22 PM
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 common symptom of short-term memory loss, these changes also have the potential to impair the senses, affect judgment and create an increased sense of paranoia and/or confusion.The National Institute on … Read Article

Holidays Present Unique Challenges for Individuals with Alzheimer's

Thursday, November 15 2012 5:25 PM
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 remember that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are most comfortable with routines, predictability and structure. Holiday events can be stressful if they alter everyday routines, are over-stimulat… Read Article