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5 Causes of Agitation in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

5 Causes of Agitation in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

It’s heartbreaking to watch a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease lose their memory and struggle with daily activities. Tasks such as getting dressed or eating can become a challenge. 

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5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

Wandering is a common and troubling behavior in people with Alzheimer’s. An adult with the disease could get disoriented and lost, endangering their life. Seniors with memory loss may forget their address – or even their name — making it difficult for others to guide them home safely.

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5 Steps for Creating a Safer Environment for a Senior with Alzheimer’s

5 Steps for Creating a Safer Environment for a Senior with Alzheimer’s

When an older adult who has Alzheimer’s disease comes to visit or to live with you, making sure your home is safe takes planning. While most adult children know wandering is a risk, some are unaware of other hidden dangers that may be present in their family’s home.

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7 Conditions that Imitate Alzheimer’s Disease

7 Conditions that Imitate Alzheimer’s Disease

While it is true that forgetfulness and confusion are both early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, they can also be symptoms of less serious, treatable health conditions.

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8 Tips for Communicating When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

8 Tips for Communicating When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

As our population continues to grey, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s is climbing. Because Alzheimer’s frequently robs people of their verbal skills, finding ways to communicate with a senior loved one who has the disease can be challenging.

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9 Tips That May Help Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

9 Tips That May Help Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Afraid of Alzheimer’s? These easy-to-adopt lifestyle changes may reduce your risk. 

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A Grandparent Has Alzheimer’s: Tips to Talk About It

A Grandparent Has Alzheimer’s: Tips to Talk About It

If you’re the caregiver of an aging parent with Alzheimer’s, you face communications challenges every day. And if you’re a member of the sandwich generation, also caring for young children, one of these struggles may be talking to your kids about their grandparent’s Alzheimer’s disease.

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Beyond Alzheimer’s: Understanding Different Types of Dementia

Beyond Alzheimer’s: Understanding Different Types of Dementia

More than 5.4 million people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer’s. The disease is the most common and most well-known form of dementia.

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Brain Aerobics: Tips for Exercising Your Grey Matter

Brain Aerobics: Tips for Exercising Your Grey Matter

Brain aerobics can do for your brain what walking and Chair Yoga can do for your body. Giving your grey matter a good workout can help keep your brain healthy and guard against memory loss.

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Can a Saliva Test Spot Alzheimer’s?

Can a Saliva Test Spot Alzheimer’s?

One new diagnostic tool currently showing promising results in the early research stages is a saliva test. Researchers think it might be a way physicians can identify the presence of Alzheimer’s disease in an older adult. Read to find out more!

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