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What People With Dementia Want You To Know

What People With Dementia Want You To Know

When someone you love is diagnosed with dementia, it’s normal for family members and caregivers to become overwhelmed. There are endless ups and downs, with good days and bad days. There are times when your loved one behaves normally, and then suddenly ...
Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: The Biggest Differences

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: The Biggest Differences

When speaking about memory loss and cognitive decline, many people will use the words “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” interchangeably. This can lead to confusion, misconceptions and misunderstandings about these two very different terms, says Dawn Maligno, ...
Warning Signs That Forgetfulness Is “Something More”

Warning Signs That Forgetfulness Is “Something More”

Everybody forgets things from time to time. In fact, as we get older, forgetfulness can be a part of daily life. After all, if you’ve lived for a long time, you’ve got a lot of information packed into your brain. It just makes sense that, sometimes, you ...
Explaining a Dementia Diagnosis to Children and Teens

Explaining a Dementia Diagnosis to Children and Teens

A diagnosis of dementia can be hard to talk about, especially when you need to explain to younger members of the family what’s going on with Grandma or Grandpa. You may be considering shielding children from the truth about what’s happening to their ...
Driving and Dementia

Driving and Dementia

Driving is something that most of us do every day without thinking. It may seem to you like something you can do without thought. However, driving is an incredibly complex task that requires quick manual skills, fast reaction times and complex, ...
5 Tips for First-Time Caregivers

5 Tips for First-Time Caregivers

Being a caregiver for a loved one with dementia is a big challenge, and many first-time caregivers find themselves in over their heads, says Barbara Harrison, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Westwood, a memory care assisted living community in ...
Spot the Signs: Hiding and Hoarding

Spot the Signs: Hiding and Hoarding

Forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s disease affect the mind and body in many different ways. Although memory loss is the most well-known indicator and symptom of the disease, there are other challenging behaviors that caregivers will potentially have to ...
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