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Is Dementia Hereditary? Yes And No. Here’s Why

The onset of dementia in a loved one such as a parent can be frightening and worrisome to you or your family. Information slowly begins to slip away, such as names, places, and memory. Your loved one may or may not even remember that you’re related. All of these factors make dementia a disease that

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Risk Factors and Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly diagnosed dementia-related condition. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, alz.org: “An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018. This number includes an estimated 5.5 million people age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals under age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s.” Causes of

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How to Find the Right Nursing Home for Your Parent

When you to start thinking about assisted living care for an aging loved one, it can be mentally and emotionally trying time. For family members, the decision to make the transition to assisted living can be a difficult one, and for good reason. Anyone with aging parents or relatives likely knows the worry that accompanies trusting

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What Is Hospice Care?

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, you know that each moment left with them is precious. You want them to be comfortable, stable, and as happy as they can be. This is a time when quality of life becomes absolutely essential, and often a hospital setting is unable to offer the

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5 Steps to Make Traveling with Alzheimer’s Easier

Traveling with Alzheimer’s can be a challenge for both parties. It can seem impossible to prepare for is you are the captain of this trip. Setting it up, planning it out, and make it happen without a hiccup is up to you. It can also be scary to be the person traveling with dementia. Even

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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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