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Mushroom Extract, Coconut Oil, and Olive Oil: Common Alzheimer’s Prevention Myths

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Many home remedies and herbal supplements are rumored to be memory aids for seniors. Although medical researchers are still searching for treatment solutions, many homebrewed prevention methods lack definitive evidence.  Common Alzheimer’s prevention myths, like mushroom extract, coconut oil, and olive oil, are not supported by substantial medical research. However, some memory care methods can […]

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Short-Term Senior Care: When to Access Respite Care

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If your loved one needs extra support for a short period, you don’t need to commit to senior living or full-time housing. Short-term support is available through respite care. While respite care can benefit your loved one, when should you access it?  Continue reading to learn more about respite care, including what it is, what […]

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Is Neuropathy a Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease?

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurological or brain disorder caused by impaired nerve cells. Its symptoms include shaking, stiffness, and tremors.  These begin gradually but worsen, where support and care are eventually needed. A custom memory support experience can benefit people with Parkinson’s disease.  Neuropathy, or sometimes peripheral neuropathy, is damage to the nerves that carry […]

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When Should Someone with Dementia Go Into a Care Home?

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Lifestyle Changes for Dementia Many people with dementia can live independently in its early stages, but require more round-the-clock care as the condition progresses.  Aging in place has proven to be beneficial to people in the early stages of memory loss; however, the conditions must consider safety and health. Caregivers and their loved ones may […]

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Can Diabetes Cause Memory Loss?

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Health & Memory Most people know physical health can affect mood and mental health, but it can also impact brain function. Our brain is, after all, an organ. Healthy physical habits and experiences can have positive effects on our brains. Unfortunately, the reservation is also true, as diseases can influence brain health, including memory. Diabetes […]

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Memory Care vs Nursing Home: What’s the Difference?

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If your loved one requires extra support due to cognitive decline, you may be wondering what options are available. Memory care and nursing homes provide services that benefit the lives of those living with dementia. If you’re interested in a supportive lifestyle for your loved one, what’s the difference between memory care and nursing homes?  […]

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