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Validation Therapy – A Kinder Way to Deal with Dementia

For caregivers dealing with dementia and other cognitive impairments, Validation Therapy is a kind and gentle approach. According to Fiona Gibson, whose mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s: “At the time, I had never heard of Validation Therapy, a ground-breaking approach which says instead of trying to bring a

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Spices That Fight Dementia

Spices That Fight Dementia   As you age, your brain ages with you. Americans are living longer each year, and with our extended longevity comes memory related illnesses. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, roughly 700,000 Americans 65 and older will die from Alzheimer’s in 2015. Scientists continue

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Dementia and Parkinson’s – Webinar from The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Dementia and Parkinson’s – Webinar from The Michael J. Fox Foundation

  This is a replay of the one hour webinar from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It fully explains the difference between dementia and Parkinson’s, and their similarities.   Parkinson’s Disease   Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system in which the

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Depression and Dementia – Why Feeling Hopeless Might Increase the Risk

There might be a link between depression and dementia. When people develop feelings of hopelessness, it may increase their risk of getting dementia. Life causes us to go through many hard times. Whether it is stress at a job, an argument with someone, or the death of

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Senior Living Advisors Denver – Promoting Senior Wellness

Senior living advisors Denver, along with assisted living and memory care facilities throughout Colorado are promoting senior wellness through the Dementia Friendly America Initiative. As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to grow at an alarming rate, it will be necessary for communities to come

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Lewy Body Dementia – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), also known as Dementia with Lewy Bodies is one of the commonest forms of dementia. It is caused by deposits of abnormal proteins in the brain cells of the patient. These abnormal proteins, called Lewy Bodies disrupt the normal functioning of the brain

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10 Important Tips on How to Speak to Someone Who Has Dementia

You need to know how to speak to someone who has dementia. The average person probably doesn’t know that it is necessary to try and step into the world of a dementia sufferer. However, there is a strong likelihood that you will experience this at least one

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Lewy Body Dementia – Living With a Disease That is Difficult to Diagnose

Lewy Body dementia is a slow progressing neuro-degenerative disease. You probably didn’t know that Lewy Body Dementia represents 20% of all types of dementia, and is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s. The multi-system disease affects more than 1 million people in the U.S.

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Dealing with Dementia – Tips for Sufferers, Caregivers, and Visitors

There is so much that goes into dealing with dementia in the elderly. It requires constant care and it can be overwhelming. There needs to be a team effort to to make the situation as bearable as possible. When someone has early stages of dementia, it’s a

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Learning from Your Parent’s Dementia

As we all know, dementia can be difficult to deal with for family members. It’s especially tough when it is your mother or father who has the illness. However, this is also a time for reflection on their lives and the relationships we have had with them.

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