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Do’s and Don’ts on Dealing with Dementia Behavior

Caring for someone with mid-to-late stage dementia can be challenging to say the least. Progressive dementia is full of life-altering changes, and everyone experiences them differently. When people experience confusion, communication difficulties, or the loss of memories, challenging behaviors may arise as they struggle to cope with a new normal.…

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What is “Sundowning”?

Are you caring for someone who exhibits confusion and agitation in the late afternoon and evening? This phenomenon is known as “sundowning.” According to the Mayo Clinic, sundowning isn’t a disease in itself, but a group of symptoms that occur at a particular time of day, typically in people with…

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Six Tips to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age

We may all getting be getting older, but losing brain function is not inevitable. Just as exercising a muscle can keep it strong, exercising the brain can help create new brain cells and build new neural pathways. Here are six tips to help improve brain function and stay mentally sharp:…

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Loneliness Can Affect the Health of Seniors

If you’re older and lonely, your mental faculties may decline at a quicker rate. That’s the conclusion from new research presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015 in Washington, D.C. In their study, researchers said they discovered that loneliness can be a key predictor of the rapid progression…

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