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Shadowing Behaviors and What They Really Mean for Seniors with Dementia

Primary caregivers for a loved one with Alzheimer’s are typically acquainted with the difficulty experienced in trying to take a quiet minute or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a brief shower, or even walk into another room. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can experience enhanced fear when a loved one is out of […]

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Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s During COVID-19

Confusion. Isolation. Loneliness. These feelings are getting to be commonplace for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, however if you add in the element of Alzheimer’s, the challenges and frustrations are heightened to a completely new level. Take, for example, the short-term memory loss inherent in Alzheimer’s disease. A family care provider attempting to […]

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Difficult Behaviors Associated with Dementia: Rummaging

Looking through bins, cupboards, and closets, pulling out odds and ends from drawers, and sorting repetitively through many different items might be frustrating for people providing care for a loved one with dementia, but in reality these actions are fulfilling an objective. Rummaging may provide a measure of comfort for those with Alzheimer’s, through identifying […]

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To Overcome the Combination of Incontinence with Dementia, Use These Tips

Dementia care calls for both empathy and creativity to manage a variety of complex behaviors and effects, which is especially true when dealing with incontinence, something that is exceedingly common in Alzheimer’s as well as other types of dementia. Below are tried-and-true strategies that are usually effective in minimizing the impact of incontinence and preventing […]

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The Female Factor: Why Women Are More at Risk for Alzheimer’s

Scientists are finally starting to get a grip on the imbalance between Alzheimer’s diagnoses in women and men. Generally, up to 2/3 of those with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are female, and as researchers begin to better understand the specific particulars behind this pattern, we are able to start to address the risk for Alzheimer’s. […]