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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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Choosing the Right Type of Senior Living

Choosing the Right Type of Senior Living

Senior lifestyle and care housing vary widely, and the choices can be overwhelming. It’s important to think about what kind of assistance and/or medical care is needed now, and what additional assistance or health care might be needed down the road.

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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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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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Bridge to Rediscovery

Bridge to Rediscovery

Bridge to Rediscovery (BTR) is an innovative program offered exclusively at Five Star Senior Living communities since 2007. Recipient of an Assisted Living Federation of America Best of the Best Award, BTR is designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment where seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can flourish and share a positive life experience.

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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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Rescue Mom from Loneliness: 10 Signs of Lonely Seniors

Rescue Mom from Loneliness: 10 Signs of Lonely Seniors

Loneliness affects everyone at some point in our lives. For seniors, however, loneliness can severely undermine their health. To protect your loved one, look out for these 10 warning signs related to loneliness.

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Tips for Coping When a Senior Doesn’t Know They Have Alzheimer’s

Tips for Coping When a Senior Doesn’t Know They Have Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating diagnosis for families to hear. It takes a toll on the senior who is living with the illness and their family caregivers. The unpredictability of the disease often makes adult children feel like they are treading on quick sand. When their aging loved one doesn’t realize they have Alzheimer’s disease, the difficulties are even greater.

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Understanding Sundowner’s Syndrome

Understanding Sundowner’s Syndrome

Winter can be a tough time of year for people who live with Alzheimer’s disease. Winter weather often means seniors and their caregivers are stuck inside and unable to take a daily walk. The shorter days of the year are also linked to an increase in “sundowning.”

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Preventing Memory Loss: Stay Sharp with Brain Aerobics

Preventing Memory Loss: Stay Sharp with Brain Aerobics

The brain is a muscle and, as with any muscle, needs exercise to stay strong. As we age, we can guard against memory loss and perhaps even delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease with memory exercises.

 

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