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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility in Texas

Assisted living communities are centered around support, growth and security. Even though they may offer similar services and amenities, every community is different in a myriad of ways. That’s why it’s so important to do your research and find the one that makes the most sense for your needs. Keep reading for some …
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What Are the Final Stages of Dementia?

The three final stages of dementia are moderately severe cognitive decline, severe cognitive decline and very severe cognitive decline. At first, someone going through the final stages of dementia will need frequent help with routine tasks. In the last two stages, they’ll have trouble recognizing you and, finally, have motor impairment and possibly …
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Paying for Dementia Care: 5 Ways to Ease the Financial Burden

About 10 percent of Americans over 65 years old, or 5.7 million Americans, live with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia according to the Alzheimer’s Association. People living with dementia and their families face many challenging situations, not the least of which is paying for dementia care. Dementia and Alzheimer’s care isn’t …
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Six Scams Targeting Seniors You Should Be Aware Of

There are many scams targeting seniors, most of which try to trap adults with nest eggs and play on their natural trust and fears. While scams take many forms, some of the most prominent types reported to the US Senate Special Committee on Aging are: Social Security impersonation scams IRS impersonation scams Sweepstakes …
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What Does Assisted Living Provide?

Assisted living is a community-based living option for adults that need some help with daily tasks, but don’t need consistent medical care. In most cases, assisted living provides help with the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing and eating, as well as help with the instrumental activities of daily living …
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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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