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Is Alzheimer’s a Disability?

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As our understanding of age-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s continues to grow, we have a greater opportunity to support individuals and ensure they receive the resources they need to thrive. It’s important to explore how these conditions can impact one’s daily life and determine if they qualify for disability accommodations. According to the Americans with Disabilities […]

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How to Move a Parent With Dementia to a Memory Care Facility

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Dementia is a common form of memory impairment that affects more than 5 million Americans a year, and it can be difficult to think about it happening to our own parents. Fortunately, there are communities set up to help support seniors dealing with dementia. These communities and the care they provide are called memory care.  […]

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When is it Time for Memory Care?

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For the millions of Americans with dementia, there eventually comes a time to have a conversation about memory care. Memory care is a type of assisted living designed for people with cognitive issues such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, or Parkinson’s. Conversations about memory care can be difficult and emotional for both you and your loved one, […]

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What are the 7 Stages of Lewy Body Dementia?

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When people talk about dementia, they’re not referring to a single condition. Instead, dementia is an umbrella term for various progressive neurological disorders that tend to require a form of specialized care. The most common type of progressive dementia is Alzheimer’s, but coming up right behind it is Lewy body dementia (LBD). According to the […]

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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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