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What to do When Dementia Causes Aggression

By Dementia Care

Dementia is a real, serious, and widespread problem. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 55 million people worldwide have dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases arising yearly. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, comprising 60-70% of cases. Dementia is the seventh leading cause of death among older people…

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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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Key Differences Between Dementia and Alzheimer's

Key Differences Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

By Alzheimer's Care, Dementia Care, Elder Care, Senior Care

  It’s common for people to think that dementia and Alzheimer’s are just two different names for the same condition, and, in fact, the two words are often used interchangeably. However, the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s actually have two different and distinct meanings. Here are some pointers to help you differentiate between the two and…

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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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