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Stroke Care: What You Need to Know About Stroke Rehabilitation Centers

If your loved one suffers a stroke you will be thrust into unknown waters. While the medical team takes care of stabilizing your loved one, you will have to check on insurance coverage, communicate with the care team, and quickly develop a post-stroke care plan. Continue reading

10 Early Symptoms of Dementia

Source: healthline Overview Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible diseases. Dementia symptoms include impairments in thought, communication, and memory. Symptoms of dementia If you or your loved one is experiencing memory … Continue reading

Dementia Care: How Early Dementia Progresses

Dementia isn’t a disease, rather it is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that can include memory loss and confusion. It is a progressive condition with three stages; early, middle and late. Continue reading

The Role Daughters Play in Dementia Care

What are the early signs of dementia? Which family member will have the time and resources to support our aging loved one? These are all important questions rolling around daughters, sons, partners, and family members around the nation. Studies have … Continue reading

How Long-Distance Caregiving Impacts Work Productivity

We have written a lot about the physical and emotional impact of being a long-distance caregiver, along with the high levels of stress that can lead to caregiver burnout. Continue reading

Five Yoga Postures for Fall Prevention

The ancient practice of yoga is enormously beneficial for the body and the mind. It reduces stress and anxiety and improves the function of nearly every organ in the body. Yoga improves core strength, loosens the joints and builds muscle, helping to prevent falls in the elderly. Continue reading

Seven Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day When Your Dad Has Dementia

Father’s Day is June 18th, and it’s time to honor our Dads and recognize all that they have done for us. Each family’s tradition is different, yet we’re still left to wonder what are good gifts to celebrate our aging Fathers are? Continue reading

Guest Post: A Daughter’s Look at Alzheimer’s

At first, it was important to me that Mom’s memory of our mother-daughter relationship stay intact. I concerned myself with not calling enough or at the right time, not asking the right questions or feeding the proper information. Continue reading

The Emotional Toll of Dementia Caregiving

We know that caregivers can suffer emotionally, mentally and physically from the rigors of caring for a loved one with dementia, but the emotional toll of it often goes unmentioned. For the roughly 5.5M Americans that have dementia, their illness … Continue reading

Top Five Communication Techniques for Early Dementia

Dementia changes many things and one of them is language. In fact, one of the earliest signs of dementia is the inability to retrieve words. Another is difficulty following a storyline and/or processing information. Changes in communication are to be … Continue reading