Examining Some Common Causes of Memory Loss

Memory loss among seniors is commonly caused by dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. As the brain cells progressively die off in an individual with Alzheimer’s, memory loss becomes more pronounced. However, there are many other possible ...
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Signs That Your Elderly Relative May Be Ready for Resident Care

Often, elderly relatives resist the idea of moving to an assisted living location because they fear losing their independence. In fact, seniors who make this transition benefit greatly from increased social interaction, ongoing monitoring, and ...
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Important Facts About Alzheimer's Disease

Although Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people in the U.S., researchers still do not yet know enough about it. Scientists understand the changes in the brain that occur with Alzheimer’s, yet not how or why they begin. While ...
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Visiting a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

When your loved one is in an assisted living location for Alzheimer’s care, it can be difficult to visit him or her because Alzheimer’s robs a person of the ability to recognize loved ones. However, your visit still carries a great deal ...
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Understanding the Different Stages of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition, meaning that the symptoms will continue to grow worse over time. Alzheimer’s experts recognize multiple stages of the disease; however, there are different models. Some experts divide the ...
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Avalon Residential Care is Coming to Austin!

Approximately 4 months until we hit the Austin Area market!
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How to Recognize When an Aging Parent Is Showing Signs of Dementia

There are many different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. If you suspect that your loved one could be showing signs of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, you can schedule an appointment with his or her doctor to ...
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Art Therapy for People with Alzheimer's Disease

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, individuals begin to lose the ability to communicate with others. They also lose their sense of self. One key benefit of art therapy for those with this form of dementia is the recreation of the sense of ...
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Risk Factors of Alzheimer's and Dementia

Dementia, which is most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease, is a complex group of symptoms that has many potential causes and risk factors. If you recently moved a loved one to a residential care home because of Alzheimer’s disease or ...
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Coping Emotionally with an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

It is never easy to hear that your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes, fear of the unknown can magnify stress. You may feel more in control of the situation as you discuss the diagnosis with your loved one’s doctors and learn ...
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