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Dementia Caregiving Do’s & Don’t: Dealing with Dementia in a Parent

Dementia caregiving is no easy task. The anger, fear, and confusion that is coupled with dementia often means aggressive and unexpected behaviors from suffering dementia patients. Especially when the disease has reached mid to late stage, behavioral problems become prevalent and for many caregivers, difficult to cope with. Here are a few do’s & don’t

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Do You Understand Senior Care Options?

Senior care options are tricky to navigate, especially when you don’t know where to start. For many people who are just starting to care for a senior, not knowing is more common than not. Luckily, there are a variety of senior care options for your loved one. That means you can start to weigh your options based on the type of care you need while skipping what you don’t.

Knowing is half the battle. In this blog we’ll be discussing 8 major senior care options and the level of care they can provide.

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Vascular Dementia vs Alzheimer’s: The Pathophysiology of Dementia

Although dementia is a disease, the pathophysiology of dementia dictates that there are multiple forms of the same disease. They can even result from entirely different events. The two most common forms of dementia are vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia by far. Other common forms of dementia are Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration, and other neurological conditions.

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How To Save Money When Your Loved One Needs Long-Term Care

It’s no secret: long-term care is expensive. Costs will vary greatly between facilities and locations, but the average annual cost for nursing homes is $97,455 per year. If you’re not quite at the point of needing a nursing home and you’re taking care of your senior loved one at home, start preparing now so that you’ll have the necessary funds when the day does come.

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