One Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer’s and Dementia


According to the Alzheimer’s Association (, one of the early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s is “Withdrawal from work or social activities.” “A person living with Alzheimer’s disease may experience changes in the ability to hold or follow a conversation. As a result, he or she may withdraw from hobbies, social activities, or other …

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy For People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia


Physical movement and exercise are beneficial for everyone, and it’s no different for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As the disease progresses, individuals living with dementia are losing cognitive skills which affect how they talk…and walk. Vision can also become impaired as part of the disease. Spatial awareness is compromised and they …

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3 Things to Immediately Consider When Dementia Impacts a Loved One


Managing dementia has many aspects to it. There’s managing cognitive changes, as well as physical, while also navigating changes socially. As changes start happening, you’ll need to start making plans. Here are 3 things to immediately consider when dementia impacts your loved one: 1) One of the first plans to consider is establishing a Power …

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Why Repetitive Speech Plays a Role for People with Forms of Dementia


A person with a form of dementia asks, “How did I get here?” An explanation is given. Less than 2 minutes later, “Do you know how I got here?” An explanation is given again. And there’s a good chance that question is asked again in just a few moments if the person isn’t distracted or …

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Managing Grief: Here’s How to with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Individuals


Managing grief seems to be a part of managing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We most often think about grief when we lose someone who has passed away. Part of what makes dementia so difficult is that it feels like you’re losing your loved ones while they are still with you. Dementia creates changes …

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How Daily Regimens Can Fight the Effects of Sundowning


Sleep disturbances. Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias often experience a disruption in their sleep patterns. Although the exact cause is unknown, Alzheimer’s Association states these changes are the result of the disease’s impact on the brain. Their internal clock gets out of rhythm. The individual may become more “active” in the late afternoon and …

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