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Why Creating Unique Care Plans for Every Senior Is Better Than the Cookie Cutter Approach

The greatest thing about humankind is that every one of us is completely unique, and that does not change merely because of growing older. As we grow older, we remain the unique and multifaceted individuals that we have been our whole lives. Assuming that all seniors will act the same …

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Dental Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Dental care is one of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. Proper oral care is necessary to prevent eating difficulties, digestive problems and infections. As a caregiver, you may have to assist with dental hygiene or take a more hands-on approach. Below are helpful tips from professionals …

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My Mother’s Fight Continues Through Me

When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I was a healthcare professional working in assisted living. I didn’t have much personal experience with dementia or first-hand knowledge of what it would be like to walk with someone on this journey. Suddenly, it became my mother’s journey and, eventually, my …

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High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement. Dementia affects some 30 million to …

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A personal story tells why the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is important

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Facts & Figures, out of the 5.4 million Americans who have the disease 200,000 are with young onset Alzheimer’s. While the numbers are quite staggering, putting a face behind them truly shows the devastating impact Alzheimer’s disease has on families. 34-year-old Chris Reynolds moved …

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