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3 Ways to Communicate With a Person With Dementia

Alzheimer’s and dementia are devastating diseases, and those afflicted can be difficult to deal with. They can struggle with their ability to recognize faces, fail to remember the word for an everyday object, or repeat themselves. You can help improve their quality of life by learning some effective ways to …

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Signs & Symptoms of Dementia in Elderly people

Dementia is a long-term and progressive disease that affects all the parts of your brain. The symptoms of dementia can be caused by disease of the arteries in your brain, Alzheimer’s disease, infections and premature degeneration of neurons in your brain. According to the Mayo Clinic and the National Library …

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Final Stages of Dementia

Different types of dementia exist, the most common being Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia, or senility, is a group of symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain that are severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. During the final stages, which occur five to 10 years after diagnosis, people lose the ability …

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Games for Dementia & Alzheimers Patients

People with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have unique, special qualities like the rest of us. Remember, at one time they were as vital and bright as you are now. Treat them with respect, as you would like to be treated. When coming up with games for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, …

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Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia: How They Differ And What To Do

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you need to know about both in order for you to avoid this common mistake. Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of symptoms that consistently occur together. …

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5 tips for families coping with dementia over Christmas

Caring for family or friends with dementia comes with its challenges, particularly if this is the first Christmas since your loved one was diagnosed.It can be difficult to know what to expect and how best to handle Christmas Day celebrations when caring for a loved one living with dementia. However …

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How to Recognize Signs of Senile Dementia

Watching a loved one fall victim to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can be heartbreaking. Dementia is a term used to describe a set of symptoms that impair daily functioning and affect memory, thinking, and social abilities.[1] Nearly 11% of dementia is considered potentially reversible. …

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How to spot dementia in a loved one

As families meet up for the festive season, the Alzheimer’s Society is offering advice on recognising early signs of dementia in a loved one. It says it typically sees a rise in people seeking out such information and support at this time of year. While many realise that repeatedly forgetting …

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Music awakens memory in those with dementia

Precious moments of connection can be rare for those who have loved ones with late stage dementia. The Music & Memory program introduced to Australia last November may help overcome this.The Music & Memory program, developed by US social worker Dan Cohen, was the subject of the heartwarming 2014 documentary …

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