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Category Archives: Dementia

Can Children Help Their Aging Loved Ones with Dementia?

Do you notice the way a senior person can lighten up in the presence of children, especially when these are their grandchildren? There’s always an uplifting therapeutic impact that children extend to seniors. Can this be translated to better care when the senior person has dementia? In many Nursing Homes, they integrate this practice they … Continue reading

Caregiver Stress

Caregiving is hard. No matter how much love is between a caregiver and an individual, caregiving isn’t an easy job — and it only gets harder as recipients get older or the level of their disease increases. More than half of caregivers say the role takes a toll on their jobs, and more than 75 … Continue reading

How Dementia Can Impact Eating Habits for Seniors

Some changes in eating habits are normal with age. Eating problems seniors face with Dementia can vary. They may experience weight loss from lack of appetite or weight gain from high-calorie foods like desserts. Seniors may over or under eat, or may even forget to eat at all! Our caregivers are trained to look for … Continue reading

Home Safety Tips for Dementia

Evaluate your environment: A person with dementia may be at risk in certain areas of the home or outdoors. Pay special attention to garages, work rooms, basements and outside areas where there are more likely to be tools, chemicals, spray paint and thinner, cleaning supplies and other items that may require supervision. Avoid safety hazards … Continue reading

Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment & Care

There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behavior associated with each type. Doctors can determine that a person has dementia with a high … Continue reading

Causes of Dementia

Dementia is caused by damage or changes in the brain. This damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior and feelings can be affected. The brain has many distinct regions, each of which is responsible for different functions (for example, memory, judgment … Continue reading