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What Causes Early Dementia?

By Dementia Care

Early dementia (also known as early-onset dementia, young-onset dementia, or YOD) is diagnosed before age 65. Dementia affects approximately 55 million individuals worldwide, and YOD makes up a small percentage of the overall dementia case count. What Are the Causes of Early Dementia? Some experts believe that YOD – such as Alzheimer’s disease making itself known in someone’s early…

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Music Therapy for Dementia: Does it Work?

By Dementia Care

Most people find music to be an enjoyable part of life, but can music actually “wake up” the mind? Definitely, according to therapists who have been using music therapy to promote a sense of self and memory in older adults suffering from dementia. Music therapy for dementia is a purposeful process where therapists work one-on-one…

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Make Your Home Safer for a Loved One with Dementia

How to Make Your Home Safer for a Loved One with Dementia

By Dementia Care, Elder Care, Senior Care

Does someone you love suffer from dementia? Living with dementia presents risks and hazards that can compromise autonomy over time. Before looking at assisted living or residential care, consider ways to make the home safer for dementia; these simple modifications could preserve independence and foster well-being without leaving the home. Make your home a safer place…

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Are There Resources Available to Help Pay for Home Care?

Are There Resources Available to Help Pay for Home Care?

By Alzheimer's Care, Dementia Care, Diabetes Care, Elder Care, Non Medical Care, Nursing Care, Senior Care, Special Needs, Stroke Victim Care

Many seniors and their loved ones worry and fret over how to pay home care providers, with some assuming that they don’t have the resources to pay for this much-needed service when the time comes. Many seniors that need assistance rely on a family member, usually unpaid, to help them out quite regularly. There are…

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Prepare for the Doctor's Appointment: Tips for Caregivers

Prepare for the Doctor’s Appointment: Tips for Caregivers

By Alzheimer's Care, Dementia Care, Diabetes Care, Elder Care, General Health, Nursing Care, Special Needs, Stroke Victim Care

If you are a caregiver, either a family member or a professional personal care aide, an important part of being a caregiver is to work with doctors and other healthcare professionals who are involved in caring for the patient. You may find it advantageous to accompany the patient to the doctor on the next scheduled…

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