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The Correlation Between Balance, Mobility and Dementia

The Correlation Between Balance, Mobility and Dementia

The mental effects of dementia are the first thing many of us think about when we discuss this form of disease. The physical effects of dementia aren’t something that’s often mentioned, but they are important to understand, especially if you are a ...
Advice by Alicia: Addressing Challenging Mealtime Behavior

Advice by Alicia: Addressing Challenging Mealtime Behavior

Alicia Seaver is the Vice President of Memory Care Operations for EPOCH Senior Living and a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist. Every month, she addresses a specific issue related to memory and memory care. If you’re interested in hearing about a ...
10 Warning Signs of Dementia

10 Warning Signs of Dementia

When you or a loved one start misplacing your keys, can’t remember an acquaintance's name or look for your glasses only to discover they’re on the top of your head, you may wonder if you’re experiencing a “senior moment” ... or something more serious. ...
The Many Faces of Dementia: Why Knowing the Type Matters

The Many Faces of Dementia: Why Knowing the Type Matters

The terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” are often used interchangeably, but it’s important to know that, medically, they are not the same thing. “Dementia is an overall term for a group of neurocognitive diseases that include Alzheimer’s ...
Reasons Those with Dementia Resist and Refuse Help

Reasons Those with Dementia Resist and Refuse Help

As dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, your loved one will require more and more assistance with common tasks of daily living. As a caregiver, this can be incredibly difficult – especially when your senior loved one is pitted against you in ...
Tips for Maintaining Brain Health as You Age

Tips for Maintaining Brain Health as You Age

What’s the secret to keeping a sharp mind as you age? What steps can you take to keep your brain healthy, hold off cognitive decline and be engaged throughout your senior years? Researchers have shown that staying active, mentally, is a key tenant in ...
The Science of Alzheimer’s

The Science of Alzheimer’s

Most people know about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease: memory loss, inability to perform simple tasks and the deterioration of physical abilities. But what, exactly, is causing these changes? How does Alzheimer’s develop? And what, specifically, ...
Reversal: Transitioning from a Spouse to a Dementia Caregiver

Reversal: Transitioning from a Spouse to a Dementia Caregiver

“I, Mary, take you, John…” When we exchange wedding vows with our spouse, we’re generally thinking of the good times ahead – more of the “in health” part of marriage instead of “in sickness.” But when your husband or wife is diagnosed with a dementia ...
Preparing for Your Dementia Caregiving Journey

Preparing for Your Dementia Caregiving Journey

Becoming the caregiver for a loved one with dementia is a life-changing event. But it can help to know that you’re not going through it alone. In the United States today, there are approximately 15 million people serving as caregivers for a loved one ...
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