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A New Way to Predict Dementia?

  Can anyone predict dementia? One of the biggest fears facing baby boomers and the X-generation is the fear of getting dementia.  Millions of family caregivers are caring for someone with dementia.  In fact, approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided...

Dementia Diagnosis- When to Tell Others

A dementia diagnosis can be devastating for everyone involved. Like any major disease, this is a whole family issue. It does not only affect the person with the disease. And this diagnosis can be especially painful if it comes early in your life. “Bob and I had both...

The Doctor Said Mom Was Fine- How To Diagnose Dementia

  How do you diagnose dementia? Getting a dementia diagnosis is not as easy as you might think. You go to your family physician thinking they can help you figure out what is going on with Mom. But you discover he/she may be as clueless as you are. And let’s face...

Dementia Challenges- When Dad Forgets Mom Has Passed Away

There are a lot of challenges that dementia can bring to a family. One of the most challenging is when the dementia patient forgets key events in their life. “Dad keeps asking about Mom. He wants to know where she is and why she isn’t living with him. When we try to...

Mom Has Alzheimer’s Disease- Should I Move Her To Memory Care

  This is a great question. And the truth is there is no simple answer. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease does not necessarily mean you have to move someone right away.  A lot depends on what stage in the disease process Mom is when she was diagnosed. If she is...

Could It Be Alzheimer’s?

  “We visited Mom recently. And I have to say I am really concerned. She always sounds so good on the phone. But staying with her for 5 days made me wonder. Could Mom be developing Alzheimer’s?” Alzheimer’s Disease is one that strikes fear in most people. But is...

TIA- The Warning You Should Take Seriously

A TIA is often referred to as a mini-stroke. These initials stand for a Transient Ischemic Attack. This is a warning you should not ignore. Transient means temporary while ischemic means lack of blood supply. While a TIA does not last very long (usually 1 to 5...

Dementia- Why Routines and Structure Will Help

Routines and Structure Help Someone With Dementia Stay Grounded. When most people think of dementia or Alzheimer’s they think memory loss.  The truth is, dementia is not just about memory loss. It is so much more than that. Dementia is a disruption in the brain that...

5 Steps To Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving With Dementia In The House

  I really want Mom to be home with the family for Thanksgiving. We recently moved her to a Memory Care Home. She loves it there but I would feel terrible not including her in the family festivities. But I worry. Sometimes Mom gets anxious when there is a lot of...

Diabetes and Dementia- 5 Foods to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

  If you have Type 2 diabetes you know that keeping it in check is crucial to your overall health. The risks of not following your diet can be life-changing. Diabetics are at high risk of, heart disease, losing a limb, losing eyesight and more. And Now Dementia...

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