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Is Your Senior Just Getting A Bit Forgetful Or Could It Be Dementia?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The seniors years bring along with them many changes, one of those being forgetfulness. If you are caring for your aging parent, you likely sense their frustration in this area. However, while some memory loss is age-related, it is wise to be aware of the signs of dementia. Here are a few ways to know the difference.

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Sleep Apnea And Alzheimer's Disease, Is There A Possible Connection?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease (ALZ) are illnesses that affects millions of Americans, many of them being seniors. It was previously thought that there was a connection, and recent research has provided more evidence of that fact. Here is some basic information about each of these conditions, along with a summary of the study results.

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6 Tips To Help You Keep Your Senior Safe From Wandering

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors that suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are more than 60% likely to wander away from the safety of their home and/or caregiver. Despite these statistics, there is much you can do to prevent wandering or to bring your loved one back home safely. Here are 6 things to keep in mind.

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Simple Solutions For Wandering: 3 Gadgets For Seniors with Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Wandering is one of the most challenging symptoms of dementia, and it is dangerous. While a senior with dementia doesn't mean to put themselves in harm's way, symptoms such as confusion and agitation can cause them to leave despite their loved one's precautions. Although nothing is absolutely foolproof, these simple gadgets for a senior with dementia can add an extra layer of protection to your dementia care plan.

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Dementia: Early Detection Matters

Posted by Danny Epstein on Sep 18, 2015 1:12:47 PM
If your senior is beginning to show signs of "cognitive impairment", early detection matters.
 
Alzheimer's is the leading form of dementia, accounting for nearly 70% of all cases.
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11 Easy Steps To Become Mentally Stronger

Posted by Katie Gilbert on Mar 20, 2015 4:21:00 PM

Is it normal for you to hear about a loved one misplacing their glasses or joking around about memory problems? It may seem natural to make jokes about what some call “senior moments," but why joke about it? Did you know that making jokes like these about your cognitive health may actually be worsening your memory?

Harvard Health has found that those who joke about becoming forgetful as they get older are more likely to develop even worse memories. They give into the stereotype that as we all get older, we lose our memories. At the same time, those in the study that believed in themselves were cognitively stronger!

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