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What to Look For in a Memory Care Facility

Memory care communities are ideal when you or your family require additional care for dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis. These memory care facilities offer amenities and treatment that many assisted living, or nursing homes simply can’t offer. But when the time comes to find a place, it can be hard to find the right memory care community for you or your loved one. But we can help. While you can tour …

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Diet & Dementia: Can You Slow or Prevent Dementia With What You Eat?

While there is no cure for dementia, can it be prevented? Possibly. Many studies have shown that diet, exercise, and stimulating activities can help our brains with memory and cognitive function and prevent overall decline. But when it comes to diet and dementia, can what we eat really prevent it down the road? Let’s find out. What Is Dementia? What Causes It? Dementia is not a specific disease but rather …

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How To Transfer A Dementia Patient To A Different State (Step By Step)

Change can be very hard on someone with dementia. It can trigger stress, which can elevate symptoms and make for a very difficult transition. But, there are some things you or your caregivers can do to help mitigate additional pain with moving a dementia patient to another state or facility. Some quick tips for easing the transition include: Having a thorough but flexible plan Sticking to their routine the day …

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5+ Ways To Improve Memory In Older Adults

Did you know one in three adults over the age of 85 will develop one or more forms of dementia? This shocking statistic misleads many people to believe that dementia is a normal part of aging, in general— this is not the case. Can dementia be reversed? The short answer is no. Dementia is more of an overarching list of symptoms vs. an actual disease, and there are many different …

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Assisted Living vs Nursing Homes: Key Differences + Which Is Right For You

As much as we wish we could all live out our final years in the comfort of our own homes, sometimes, the care from family, friends, and in-home nurses aren’t enough. There comes a time when moving into a full-time facility is necessary to get the best care for you or a loved one as they age. And the options can be overwhelming! Do you go with an assisted living …

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Cost Analysis: Assisted Living vs In Home Care— Which Is More Affordable?

It’s no secret that senior living care is very expensive. It’s sadly something that many people have to worry about even affording as they age, but planning ahead and knowing your options as early as possible can help alleviate a lot of the financial stress and burden down the road. So today, we’re comparing the cost of assisted living vs in home care (and other options) to help you and …

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9+ Tips For Families Of People With Dementia (Caregiving Guide)

Worldwide, 55 million people live with dementia, with about 5.8 million of these individuals living in the United States alone. Nearly 10 million people globally are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and related dementias each year. For family members of a person with dementia, figuring out how to provide them with the care they need can be daunting. While in-home care is preferable for many people, it’s not easy to know …

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5 Signs It’s Time to Transition to Memory Care

There’s a certain level of memory loss we can expect to occur with the aging process. While the extent of this memory loss varies from person to person, there’s a significant difference between forgetting where you left your keys and forgetting the names and faces of your family members.  If you’re beginning to notice significant changes in a loved one’s cognitive abilities, you may be wondering whether it’s a good …

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Schizophrenia Specialists: How To Find One That Meets Your Needs

Choosing the right doctor can be the difference between well-controlled and uncontrolled schizophrenia. And trust us, you don’t want to have yourself, or a loved one experience severe effects of schizophrenia. So we’re here to help. While there are many types of people who can help care for someone with schizophrenia, including— General practitioners Social workers Neurologists Psychiatrists Psychologists Occupational therapists — finding the proper schizophrenia specialists for care is …

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Dementia vs Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s The Difference?

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s The Difference? Although often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are not the same thing. Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability, while Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia that affects the actual brain cells. Basically, Alzheimer’s disease is dementia, but dementia is not Alzheimer’s disease. The symptoms of each can look the same and seem the …

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