Category Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Ten Warning Signs

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month!  Across the United States, caregivers, medical professionals and home healthcare supplies leaders have teamed up to provide the community with as much information as possible. This month, our series of blogs will follow suit in these efforts. There are ten common warning signs that should be taken into consideration [...]

Home Healthcare Supplies Product Spotlight: Alzheimer’s Activity Pillow

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When shopping for dementia and Alzheimer’s home healthcare supplies, there are certain priorities that rank high for caregivers.  While the daily living aids used for many other conditions can be universal, Alzheimer’s activities must be geared specifically toward brain function and stimulation. As many Alzheimer’s caregivers can attest, time management is everything; therefore, finding a product [...]

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Brain Games May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Causing Protein

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According to several studies, levels of a certain protein present in the brain, called amyloid, is thought to cause Alzheimer’s. Recently, another study was conducted where neurology researchers discovered a link between partaking in “brain-stimulating activities” and the development of that protein. “Your lifestyle over the course of your lifetime may be critical in the [...]

A Heartwarming Approach to Tackling Dementia

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It’s not uncommon to see a blind person get assistance from a dog. But according to some recent studies conducted in Scotland, service dogs can now put dementia assistance on their canine abilities list.  And better yet, the training has seen some remarkable results. How does the process work? Well dogs can be trained to assist [...]

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Why the Brain is Much Harder to Diagnose Than the Heart

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The procedures involved when you have chest pain are relatively simple. You get your blood tested to determine if you had a heart attack. If you are experiencing joint and hip pain you get tested to see if you might have osteoporosis. But what is the recommended procedure when you are expeirncing memory loss or depression? When things change cognitively as [...]

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Choosing Activities For Those Suffering From Alzheimer’s

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Just because a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease does not mean that they have to give up the activities they once enjoyed.  It is common for a person with Alzheimer’s to try and separate themselves from activities they once engaged in.  As a caregiver, it’s important that your loved one stay engaged in [...]

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Behavioral Changes Late in the Day: Sundowner’s Syndrome

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Like clock work, as the sun fades so does the mood of your loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. You aren’t alone. This is not an anomaly. It’s known as sundowners syndrome, and you can take steps to reduce it’s severity. Specifically, sundowner’s syndrome is the behavioral changes that occur in a person around dusk. It usually [...]

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Home Safety for Alzheimer’s Care

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Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is critical, especially if you care for your loved one in your home. As your loved one moves through the stages of the Alzheimer’s Disease, the needs for heightened safety throughout the home.  From the tool shed in the back yard to the hair straightener [...]

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Dementia and Your Dental Health

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  Is there a relationship between poor dental health and dementia? 18 years of data says the answer is yes, according to a study done by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In the study, over 5,000 seniors who did not have dementia were asked about their dental habits, including brushing, flossing, mouthwash use and denture [...]