Navigating the holidays as a dementia caregiver

The holidays can be particularly challenging when you have dementia symptoms. It is a busy season for most and with it comes family gatherings, travel and changes to normal, comfortable routines. While these are joyful occasions to celebrate, they can cause a lot of...

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Retinal imaging may provide clues to risk for Alzheimer’s

We often focus on the brain when it comes to memory impairment, but a new study has found that looking at retinas’ patterns of scattering light may give clues to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease early on. The retina is a layer of tissue at the back of the eye that...

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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

It’s Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month! Started in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, this month is an incredible opportunity to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which was recently declared a public health crisis. When Awareness Month was first...

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The link between low blood pressure and dementia

Dementia is a mysterious disorder of the brain. While we don’t fully understand the causes and symptoms just yet, researchers are gaining a lot of traction on understanding what exactly leads to memory impairment in the first place. Every study that is conducted gives...

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Dr. Oz invites guests onto show to highlight Alzheimer’s

When Dr. Mehmet Oz first started noticing that his mother was acting differently, he didn’t pay too much attention to it. In a recent article, the host of the popular talk show series The Dr. Oz Show opened up about some of the early signs that he initially missed as...

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It is important for restaurants to become Dementia Aware

A Kentucky restaurant is paving the way to dementia awareness, launching a “dementia friendly” night at their eatery. As highlighted in The Washington Post, a Kentucky native who cared for his own father who experienced dementia symptoms, often dealt with the...

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5 strategies for becoming Dementia Aware

Whether you’re a professional caregiver caring for many, a family member caring for a loved one or a community member in a job that regularly interacts with the memory impaired, one of the most important things you can do is become Dementia Aware. So, what does that...

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Study: Anemia could increase risk of dementia

Dutch researchers have confirmed initial speculations that anemic patients are more likely to develop dementia later on in life. Over the course of 12 years, the researchers studied 12,305 people without dementia to determine whether or not low hemoglobin levels,...

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