How to Communicate With a Parent with Dementia

Knowing how to help a parent with Dementia can be mentally and emotionally challenging, understandably so. As the illness progresses, their communication abilities will gradually change as the illness progresses. You may find that as the condition worsens, you’ll have to initiate conversations to get them to communicate at all.  Still, it’s important to try to find ways to connect

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What Causes Memory Loss and Forgetfulness?

Whether you’ve lost your cell phone or forgot to call someone back, it’s likely that you’ve experienced a bout of short-term memory loss. It’s common for people of all ages to experience minor lapses in memory. Once a person reaches a certain age, what was once a casual case of forgetfulness can be a symptom of a more serious issue

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Understanding the Most Common Types of Dementia

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As a syndrome that causes memory loss due to severe changes in the brain, Dementia is heartbreaking for everyone involved. If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, their thinking and behavior can also be affected. Various treatments, such as medications and therapies, can help ease the symptoms of dementia. Depending on the type of dementia, your loved one’s

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Memory Care Packing Checklist

If a family member or a loved one has dementia or other cognitive impairments, there are certainly challenges involved. A memory care community can improve not only the senior’s quality of life, but that of their family and friends as well. Thorough planning for the move to a memory care community is key to ensuring a smooth, stress-free, and comfortable

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Companion Suites Lessen Loneliness

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When New Perspective team members are working with families seeking a new home for an aging loved one, many people are surprised to learn about companion suite options. In this arrangement, one resident shares an apartment and its costs with another resident. This setup has several benefits and can help a loved one thrive in their golden years. Addressing Loneliness

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How to Communicate with Someone with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common types of dementia, affects people’s memories and communication abilities, and unfortunately, thousands of people in the United States are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every year. Because of this, many people are left to figure out how to communicate with their loved ones as their symptoms develop. Thankfully, there are helpful strategies that family members

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Creative Activities to Improve Memory in Elderly with Dementia

For those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, activities offer stimulation for cognition, social interaction, and relaxation. From simple, fun games to physical exercise, there’s no shortage of activities out there. However, it can be tough to find activities suited for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  When your loved one is facing dementia, you’ll want to keep them involved and

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The Cognitive Benefits of a Routine for Aging Adults

It’s no secret that routines help people of all ages. However, the older we get, the more apparent these benefits become. Unpredictability can create stressful environments, which is why having regular routines is so important. It’s one of the many reasons why assisted living is suitable for so many aging adults.  While aging can cause people to lose some of

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Memory Care: 101

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Nearly 8 million people are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s each year. If your loved one has been diagnosed, they are not alone. Upon learning your loved one is developing dementia and Alzheimer’s, it’s encouraged to begin adapting to this new way of life quickly – both for your aging loved one and yourself. Understanding the symptoms and how your

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