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Women and Alzheimer’s Disease

Many of us are familiar with the fact that more women than men are affected by Alzheimer’s, but what else do the numbers tell us about women’s risk for Alzheimer’s Disease? Why is it that a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 5?  Among people diagnosed with the

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Companion Care Addresses Need During COVID-19

The majority of independent, assisted, and memory care communities have established strict no visitor policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, with end-of-life compassion visitation as the rare exception, leaving many families to weigh the decision whether to bring mom or dad temporarily home. Companion care can help address these changes during the COVID-19 crisis. For an

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Sundowning Sydrome in Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

The doctor said that your parent’s attitude and personality might seem different as his or her dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis progresses. But up until now, it has just been the little things – forgetting to take medication, dropping words, sleeping more. But this week, things have escalated. He’s not sleeping; her anxiety level seems up,

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Resistant Behavior with Dementia

Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, behavior undeniably changes and resistance is inevitable. What were once regular daily habits, routines, and tasks may be now seen as stilted or repetitively performed. Or, in the case of personal hygiene, for example, they may be stubbornly avoided. Changes in a loved one’s behavior,

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