Category: Alzheimer’s Disease

Woman stressed alone in the room
23 Oct

Caring for a Loved One? You May Be at Risk for Caregiver Depression

There’s no question that it’s a great honor to care for people we love. Family caregivers encounter a closeness and bond with those in their care that very often far outweighs the difficulties. But yet there are challenges. A never-ending to-do list to make sure the senior loved one you’re providing care for is as […]

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16 Oct

5 Things That Can Worsen Alzheimer’s Symptoms

While there are particular commonalities, Alzheimer’s disease affects every individual differently. Our specially trained dementia caregivers know, for example, that although someone may enjoy being outside, another person may be overloaded by so much sensory input and prefer a quieter indoor environment. One person may prefer a morning bath routine, while a dose of creativity […]

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Portrait of tender mother daughter moment
10 Oct

Acceptance: It’s Not Giving Up to Get Help At Home

In Isaac Asimov’s opinion, “The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.” It’s a common feeling for lots of family caregivers when their loved one is diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as dementia. And though this may generate some level of comfort in assuming that life can carry on as […]

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16 Sep

New Research Helps Us Understand Women’s Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

Researchers are finally starting to get a grip on the imbalance between Alzheimer’s diagnoses in females and males. Presently, as many as 2/3 of those with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are female, and as scientists continue to better grasp the particular nuances driving this trend, we are able to start addressing them. According to the […]

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Alzheimers prevention - dementia care denton
21 Aug

Alzheimer’s Prevention News: Common Prescriptions to Avoid

They’re currently recognized to result in a number of short-term unwanted side effects, for example, memory issues and confusion, but new Alzheimer’s research connects several of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) to a markedly increased risk for dementia. The research study included two groups […]

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Senior woman checking label on medication
20 Feb

Alzheimer’s Disease Care in Dallas: Understanding the Two Main Medications

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The condition is currently the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Even though deaths from other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family caregivers […]

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A happy grandmother with her family on Christmas Eve
11 Dec

The Holidays: A Time for Family… and Detecting the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

From the minute the door swings open and your senior family member wraps you in a warm hug, through the joyous holiday meal and every timeless family tradition, opportunities abound for not only high quality time together, but also to evaluate how your parent is actually doing and if any red flags are observed.

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Sad elephant sitting on a bench on the glade
17 Oct

An Elephant’s Memory & Alzheimer’s Disease May Have an Interesting Connection

The old saying is true: elephants actually do have impressive memories, even into their old age. To illustrate, they are able to recollect and go back to very particular locations years after visiting them, irrespective of age. Just what can we glean from elephants which may lead to improving our own cognitive functioning as we […]

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Dallas home care
06 Sep

Alzheimer’s Care | Guns and Dementia. Cause for Alarm?

With an impassioned level of debate rivaling the Hatfields and McCoys, Dallas home care provider Heaven at Home Senior Care understands that it may be impossible to get to a final resolution regarding the issue of gun control. Yet regardless of which side of the issue you are on, there’s one little-spoken of scenario that […]

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Senior couple looking at medications.
12 Jul

Can Alternative Medicines Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That may very well apply to the latest influx of businesses offering alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions as a way to treat, or at the least reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association would like to […]

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