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Dementia & Memory Loss

Some conditions like Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, ALS, cancer and others can significantly impact what type of care is needed. Read more below!

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How to Talk to a Parent with Dementia

Watching a parent, loved one or patient with dementia can be upsetting, especially as the disease progresses and it affects their ability to communicate successfully. Depending on what stage of dementia your parent is in, people with dementia may show forgetfulness, have trouble finding the right words when talking, and for severe cognitive decline, may

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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

Dementia with Lewy bodies, also referred to as Lewy Body Dementia, is the second most frequently occurring form of progressive dementia, the first being Alzheimer’s disease.  Lewy bodies are clumps of abnormal protein deposits that develop in the nerve cells, usually in the brain regions involved in memory, thinking, and motor control. This comprehensive post

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that causes the brain to shrink and causes brain cells to die.  It is a neurodegenerative disorder and causes gradual memory loss, thinking impairment, and behavioral changes. In this post we discuss Alzheimer’s Disease including what it is, what are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, what causes Alzheimer’s Disease,

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Dementia Caregivers – Home Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia is a general term describing the impaired ability to think, remember or make decisions that impact daily activities.  It is not a normal part of aging. Dementia can also cause mood swings and changes in behavior and personality. All these progressive changes pose many challenges for caregivers. Understanding what dementia is, the causes of

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What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

A common question is what is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia is a general term for memory loss and difficulties with cognitive  abilities, but it is not a single disease.  Dementia is a broad umbrella term, that includes many more specific conditions, including Alzheimer’s Disease. We review both in detail below. Difference

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