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Pet Therapy and Dementia

Pet Therapy and Dementia seem to go hand in hand. The benefits of having a pet have long been known. More healthcare professionals are also realizing how beneficial it can be for people with dementia. One of the biggest benefits is improving your well-being. Alan...

5 Ways to Keeping Your Brain Fit

  While we may not be able to completely avoid Alzheimer’s Disease there are more studies show that it is possible to push back the clock. More time doing what you love and living your life independently. I’m up for that. How about you? So we looking into some of...

Dementia and Communication- 6 Steps To Help You Connect

Dementia and Communication- How Can You Connect? When someone has dementia, it can be really hard to connect. You may be used to asking Dad for advice. And now, he is no longer able to help. Your roles have changed. Mom may no longer seem interested in your life. She...

Can Aromatherapy Help Dementia Behaviors?

Dementia behaviors like anxiety, shadowing and mood swings can be challenging and at times unnerving. In the quest to find ways that do not involve drugs to treat Mom’s dementia-related anxiety Diane turned to essential oils. “Mom would get anxious every day, usually...

What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy body is a little-known disease yet it is the second leading cause of dementia in the older adults after Alzheimer's disease. Vascular dementia is often thought to be the second leading cause. But according to the National Institute of Health DLB is more common...

Heart Health Tips To Help Your Brain

  February is American Heart Health Month. And having a focus on the heart is beneficial not just for your heart health but also your brain health. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association recommends that you become “Heart Smart”   After all, your heart pumps...

4 Questions to Ask -Making Tough Decisions for An Aging Parent

  Making decisions for someone you love is not easy. Especially when those decisions will really affect the quality of life for your loved one. If you have an aging parent you may have to step up to the plate. Chances are it will not be very comfortable. Your...

Vascular Dementia- 2nd Most Common Type

Could this be what is affecting Mom? As discussed in our last article (What is dementia?) there are many different types of dementia. Most people think of Alzheimer’s Disease when they think of dementia but Vascular dementia is the 2nd most common type. This type may...

Caregiver Vacations -6 Reasons You Need To Take One

  If you are a family caregiver it is not only important that you take a vacation, it is imperative. I know you are probably coming up with about a million reasons you simply cannot take a vacation. But read this article and maybe I can change your mind about...

How to Decide If It’s Time to Move Mom to Memory Care

  There is no easy answer to this question. Each family situation is different. The time to move mom rests on a lot of different factors. Likewise, each type of dementia has different behaviors. Families struggle to do their best. Sharon was one of those family...

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