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Sep

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Video: Vascular Dementia and Changing Levels of Alertness

Vascular dementia (VaD), the decline of cognitive skills due to reduced blood flow to the brain, can be particularly challenging to caregivers due to its unpredictability.  View the video below to learn with dementia expert Teepa Snow why levels of alertness can change throughout the day with people living with VaD. WOULD YOU LIKE TO […]

25
Aug

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Video: Vascular Dementia – Understanding Apathy and Depression

Vascular dementia (VaD), the decline of cognitive skills due to reduced blood flow to the brain, can be particularly challenging to caregivers due to its unpredictability.  View the video below to learn with dementia expert Teepa Snow why people with ​VaD can lose all motivation, a condition called “apathy.” WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN MORE […]

02
May

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Parkinson’s Disease – What You Need to Know

Who gets Parkinson’s?Each year, in the United States, it is estimated that 100,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) are diagnosed. Add to that the other 1.5 million Americans currently living with PD and you might begin to wonder, “will I be next?” PD affects both men and women almost equally, it knows no economic, […]

27
Sep

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11 Signs of Frontotemporal Dementias or “Pick’s Disease”

=> Click here to download the entire “11 Signs of Frontotemporal Dementias or “Pick’s Disease” list to print and keep with you when needed most.Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), formerly referred to as “Pick’s Disease,” is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders that cause the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain to shrink.Since these […]

26
Aug

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11 Tips for Bathing a Person Living with Dementia

=> Click here to download the entire “11 Tips for Bathing a Person Living with Dementia” list to print and keep with you when needed most.Do you care for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Has bath time has been a struggle for you both?It’s easy to understand why that may […]

02
Aug

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3 Essential Tips to Reducing Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care

Anger, swearing, hallucinations, or aggressive outbursts are a few of the challenging behaviors caregivers might experience when trying to offer care to a resident or loved one. As if this disease wasn’t heart-wrenching enough, having the person in your care struggle and fight your well-intended actions can be hurtful and frustrating.To help you reduce the occurrence […]

30
Dec

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3 Smart Ways to Empower People with Dementia through Activities

Planning regular activities is challenging work. And creating truly meaningful activities for your loved one with dementia can be an increasingly difficult task. As fine-motor skills weaken and language slows, finding ways to connect can be a struggle. Would you like to create truly engaging activities, but you’re not sure how? Would you like to utilize projects […]

30
Dec

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Teepa Snow’s Tips for a Positive Hospital Stay

You might not think that your loved one with dementia will need to go to the hospital. But unfortunately, most people with dementia will require even multiple stays as the disease progresses.Hospitalizations of people with dementia occur frequently and can quickly turn into challenging situations for patient and caregiver alike.As with many things in life, […]

30
Dec

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How to Detect Pain in Late Stage Dementia

Acting out, physical resistance to care or aggression can be just a few of the signs displayed when a person with dementia is in pain. When a loved one’s or patient’s behavior suddenly changes, it’s time to put on your “detective hat” and see whether their behavior might be caused by pain. View the video above […]

29
Dec

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Dangers of Medications with Lewy Body Dementia

Did you know that commonly prescribed anti-psychotics can be potentially harmful or even deadly for people with Lewy Body Dementia? To make matters even worse, Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is commonly misdiagnosed. Even though LBD is the second most prevalent form of dementia, physicians regularly misread the symptoms for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease.   How […]

29
Dec

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How to Stay Healthy as a Caregiver

“Caregiving is quite possibly the hardest job in the world™”, wise words recently spoken by Julie Cook Downing, creator of the “Caregivers’ Comfort” calendars. The emotional and physical stress of caring for a person with dementia can negatively affect your own health. Feeling tired and overwhelmed most of the time, gaining or losing weight and no longer enjoying […]

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