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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Working on relationship leads to better dementia care

What makes dementia so devastating is that it diminishes the self, the mind and the body. The deterioration of the brain’s functions means a shift in behavior. What’s worse is that these effects on behavior are degenerative. This outcome puts a heavy load and strain...

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As population ages, death rate increases in dementia patients

The projection for the number of Americans who will be diagnosed with dementia over the next few decades is staggering. It is estimated that this devastating disease, which diminishes a person’s ability to fully put their cognitive functions to use, will affect 14...

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One of dementia’s pendulums might be frailty

A new study is examining what role frailty, a common trait in both aging and in those with dementia, plays in the relationship between pathology of dementia and the disease itself. This dichotomy, and how frailty might intersect between the two categories, arose from...

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