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Why Do Dementia Symptoms Worsen in the Winter?

Why Do Dementia Symptoms Worsen in the Winter?

Have you noticed that your loved one’s dementia symptoms are worsening this time of year? It’s not just your imagination – it’s incredibly common for individuals with dementia to have increased incidences of sundowning, anxiety and other unwanted ...
Memory Care Planning: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Memory Care Planning: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

When you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a memory ailment such as Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, or if you know that memory issues run in your family, it’s important to have plans in place to ensure the care and safety of the ...
When Siblings Compete for Caregiving Control

When Siblings Compete for Caregiving Control

It’s hard when adult children have to step into the role of caregiver for their aging parents. It can become even more difficult if you have siblings who are also involved. “Siblings can be a great source of support, but at the same time, they can ...
Common Caregiver Frustrations and How to Manage Them

Common Caregiver Frustrations and How to Manage Them

Frustration is an emotion that is a common companion to caregivers. Caring for a loved one with dementia or another form of cognitive decline can be challenging, overwhelming and – as previously mentioned – frustrating. “Irritation and ...
How to Use VA Benefits for Memory Care

How to Use VA Benefits for Memory Care

One of the first questions seniors and family members have following a dementia diagnosis is, “How will we pay for this?” Most private health insurances don’t cover certain aspects of memory care, nor does Medicare or Medicaid. However, if you or your ...
6 Tips to Help Seniors with Dementia Sleep Better

6 Tips to Help Seniors with Dementia Sleep Better

It’s that time of year again: the time of year when days are shorter, nights are longer and all of our sleep schedules get a little messed up (especially when Daylight Savings Time ends). If you’re a caregiver to a senior with dementia, you may already ...
Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Dementia

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Dementia

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a stressful time for many reasons. If your family member is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, this can add another stressor. And this year, COVID-19 is adding an extra layer of worry for ...
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