This Is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia


When you notice an older adult is going through mental changes, you will pinpoint the issues to being either Alzheimer’s or dementia. Over 5 million people in the US 65 and up have Alzheimer’s. Dementia is a major factor for dependency among senior citizens, affecting more than 50 million people across the globe. If someone [...]

This Is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia2020-12-03T17:59:40-09:00

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Common Misconceptions and Misunderstandings


Today there are about fifty million people in the world living with dementia. Dementia is the umbrella term given to the set of symptoms caused by various diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, despite ongoing research and investigation into this illness, the number of people dealing with it is expected to rise to over one [...]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Common Misconceptions and Misunderstandings2020-11-23T10:53:56-09:00

Living (and loving) with dementia


A simple creed that can sometimes be hard to follow. But important nonetheless to remind ourselves how to engage with our most loved family members living with dementia. Agree, Redirect, Distract, Reassure, Reminisce, Repeat, Ask Agree - never argue Redirect - never reason Distract - never shame Reassure - never lecture Reminisce - never say [...]

Living (and loving) with dementia2020-12-16T12:17:33-09:00

What is Dementia?


According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain [...]

What is Dementia?2020-07-03T18:00:57-08:00

Music Benefits People Suffering from Dementia


It has been well documented that playing a musical instrument enhances cognitive skills such as memory and problem solving abilities, skills which may delay or prevent the onset of dementia symptoms later in life. For those who have not played an instrument, listening to music can also play an important role and improve the quality [...]

Music Benefits People Suffering from Dementia2020-11-23T10:49:57-09:00

Dealing with Dementia


When dealing with dementia, patients and caregivers have many concerns and questions.  Symptoms of dementia may include memory loss, disorientation, and changes in personality and behavior. What should we expect during the preliminary doctor's appointment? When calling for the first appointment with the primary care doctor, it is helpful to ask what to expect and [...]

Dealing with Dementia2020-11-23T10:53:43-09:00

Exercising Your Brain: How to Keep Your Wits about You Well into Old Age


One of the most common myths about age is that memory loss and dementia are natural parts of the aging process. This is not correct, however. Dementia does tend to strike some older people, it is true. Memory loss also happens to a lot of older people. However, most of the mental decline that most [...]

Exercising Your Brain: How to Keep Your Wits about You Well into Old Age2020-11-23T10:53:49-09:00

When the Dementia Sufferer Needs Residential Care


In 2018, there were 5.4 million people living with dementia caused by Alzheimer's or other diseases. Eighty percent of these sufferers lived at home, most cared for by unpaid friends and family members. If you're one such caregiver, you've probably though about if or when you should move your loved one to residential care. Caregiving [...]

When the Dementia Sufferer Needs Residential Care2020-11-23T10:53:49-09:00

5 Ways to Prevent Wandering in Alzheimer’s Patient


The American Alzheimer's Association says that 6 out of every 10 people diagnosed with the condition will wander away from home. If an Alzehimer's Patient is successful at eloping then they can easily become lost or injured. If you have a loved one diagnosed with this condition a senior caregiver can help protect them and [...]

5 Ways to Prevent Wandering in Alzheimer’s Patient2020-11-23T10:53:46-09:00

Memory Care in Alaska


Memory Care in Alaska Alaska has 625 senior care providers, including 16 dementia care facilities. The daily costs of memory care in Alaska range from $164 to $363, with an average expense running around $266. Costs of Alzheimers care facilities in Alaska typically range from $4,915 to $10,875 monthly, with the average cost running around [...]

Memory Care in Alaska2020-12-24T01:13:09-09:00
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