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How Is Dementia Diagnosed in the Elderly?

Many older adults, as well as those who care about them, are watchful for signs that normal forgetfulness could be something more – such as dementia. Noticing and addressing dementia early can result in multiple benefits for adults, including making it easier to treat reversible causes of dementia and allowing for more time …
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10 Holiday Eating Tips for Seniors

Most people eat a bit too much over the holidays. While enjoying food is a big part of the holidays, it’s important for seniors to make a few key decisions about what they eat and how much they eat to ensure they stay healthy and are in top shape to enjoy the festivities. …
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The First Signs of Alzheimer’s: A Quick Guide for Family and Friends

Each year, 500,000 Americans face an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Being diagnosed is a life-changing experience, not just for the individual who carries the disease, but for family and close friends, too. Alzheimer’s disease is a memory impairment that causes individuals to lose control over their cognitive functions. It’s also well-known as the most common …
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Six Tips for a Dementia Caregiver

Supporting a relative or friend who is living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be extremely rewarding. While not easy, contributing to their well-being and sense of security can help them cope with the challenges they face. Working together, there are steps you can take to make each day a little brighter. Familiarize …
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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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