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How to Help a Parent with Dementia

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Caring for a parent with dementia is a profound challenge that many adult children face today. Balancing the raw emotions with practical responsibilities can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. Support is available for caregivers, and lifestyle options like memory care are specifically designed for individuals with dementia. Gaining a deeper understanding of […]

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What Is the Difference Between a Nursing Home and Memory Care?

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For families, making informed decisions about a loved one’s well-being and care is crucial. To help understand the best community fit for your loved one, it’s important to recognize the different types of care communities and their focus on care. Memory care is focused on providing personalized, quality care to individuals experiencing cognitive decline due […]

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Can Parkinson’s Cause Seizures?

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Navigating the complexities of Parkinson’s disease can feel like decoding a multifaceted puzzle. The range of symptoms, from tremors and slowness of movement to postural instability, can be daunting. Some people with Parkinson’s can experience seizures, and ensuring safety and having access to compassionate support can increase your loved one’s quality of life.  Parkinson’s & […]

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Moving a Parent with Dementia into Memory Care

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Moving a parent with dementia into a memory care community can be a difficult and emotional process. It is important to approach the situation with compassion and understanding. It’s also important to remember that the move is ultimately for the benefit of your parent, as memory care communities provide specialized care and support for those […]

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Can a Person With Alzheimer’s Sign Legal Documents?

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Legal documents can play a crucial role in helping protect and uphold individual rights, responsibilities, and wishes. When it comes to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, questions may arise regarding their ability to make sound decisions, including legal decisions.  As the loved one of someone with Alzheimer’s, you may wonder whether they can sign legal documents. […]

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Does PTSD Cause Memory Loss, Dementia, or Alzheimer’s?

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PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is an unfortunate reality for many people, especially veterans. When someone develops PTSD, it’s possible that it can have far-reaching consequences later in a person’s life. Several studies have linked PTSD to dementia and its related conditions. Being equipped with this knowledge can help make retirement planning a smoother process. […]

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