Reacting to an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is life-changing for many individuals. It is to be expected that you are coping with some difficult emotions, that you may be unsure of what will happen next, and that you are finding it difficult to share the ...
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Recognizing the Signs of Depression in Seniors

Clinical depression affects millions of older Americans, yet few of them seek treatment. Often, this is because they may mask the symptoms of depression or the symptoms may be mistaken for signs of another condition. Social isolation and serious ...
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Communicating with a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

Communication impairment is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. As the disease grows progressively more severe, an individual will find it difficult to comprehend conversations, organize words in a logical manner, and find the ...
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A Look at Healthy Food Choices for Seniors

It is important for individuals receiving Alzheimer’s care to maintain a nutritious diet. As a senior grows older, his or her ability to absorb nutrients decreases, along with his or her metabolism, activity level, and appetite. Seniors can ...
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The Challenges of Medication Management for Seniors

Modern medicine facilitates longevity and enables quality of life through the proper management of medical conditions. However, it can also pose multiple problems for seniors. Far too many seniors suffer from adverse side effects, overdoses, and ...
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What Is Sundowning?

Among individuals who require Alzheimer’s care, sundowning is particularly common among those who are in the mid-to late stages of the disease. It refers to an increase in behavioral difficulties later in the day, along with sleep disturbances. ...
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Essential Nutrients for Aging Adults

Well-balanced nutrition is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many seniors are malnourished, particularly if they still live at home yet require intensive Alzheimer’s care. Seniors without continuous care may forget to eat ...
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The Importance of Socialization for Seniors

Most individuals crave social experiences and relationships. The need for socialization is an inherent part of human nature. Unfortunately, as individuals grow older, they tend to become more socially isolated, particularly after being diagnosed with ...
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Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a set of symptoms that is caused by diseases that result in the loss of nerve cells in the brain. Many people with dementia require Alzheimer’s care; however, Alzheimer’s disease is not the only cause of dementia. Some of the ...
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Communicating with Someone Who Has Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease gradually robs a person of the ability to communicate. An individual who requires Alzheimer’s care for the later stages of the disease will be unable to communicate. However, if your loved one is still in the early ...
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