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How to Identify the 7 Stages of Dementia

Dementia is a general term that encompasses different types of disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy Bodies, frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and others. While each type of dementia progresses differently, there are two general diagnostic models used to describe the progression of dementia: the three-stage model and the seven-stage model. With the latter, …
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What Risk Factors Can Lead to Alzheimer’s?

Ever since 1906 when Dr. Alois Alzheimer noticed changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual “mental illness,” researchers have worked hard to learn all they can about what is called today, Alzheimer’s disease. Despite this extensive research, scientists still don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s in …
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7 Activities that are Good for Your Brain

In a recent study and many others like it, researchers show that individuals who practice healthy lifestyle behaviors can significantly reduce their risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as reducing their likelihood of developing many other chronic conditions. In this 2013 published study, more than two thousand men aged 45-59 years …
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What is Dementia Like for My Parent?

It’s heartbreaking to experience the gradual loss of a parent to dementia. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult situations an adult child will ever have to face, especially when you must juggle your parent’s care with the needs of your own children, the needs of your spouse, the demands of a …
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What Does Memory Care Include?

If you have a friend or family member who struggles with memory loss, you may find yourself searching for answers. You’ve heard about memory care and wonder if it will help your friend or a family member have a safer and more fulfilling life. In short, the answer is “yes.” Memory care has …
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