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How Dementia Caregivers Are Combatting Stress and Isolation Through Chorus Groups

Music can be soothing and comforting in many ways. While music is frequently used to calm dementia patients, now an innovative musical chorus is using it to reduce stress for the caregivers of those with dementia. Read More

How Art Therapy Helps Caregivers and Those with Dementia

Art therapy is used for many things; it helps people recover from trauma, it helps family units transform themselves and it can help facilitate psychiatric counseling. Art therapy is known for its ability to encourage interaction, sharing and trust in a safe place. Now it is being used to help those showing early signs of dementia and memory loss. Read More

How to Get the Support You Need During Dementia Caregiving

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you will want to consider several types of assistance to ensure their safety and your peace of mind. Read More

Five Ways to Make Your Brain More Resilient to the Early Signs of Dementia

Although dementia is a progressive disease that slowly deteriorates the brain, there are ways to make your brain more resilient to the early signs of the dementia. Just as our bodies age and we can help to keep it healthy by maintaining strong muscles and joints, the same is true of our brains. Read More

New Quality Measures May Improve Dementia Care

Even when a diagnosis of dementia has been made, physicians may be hesitant to tell the person. Part of the reason for that is that currently a diagnosis of dementia can be made only on circumstantial behavioral information, not on clinical facts and data. Read More

How Dementia Caregivers Can Build More Resilience

Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or toughness.” That is why it is such an important characteristic for caregivers. Caring for a parent with dementia brings daily difficulties, and long-term stress and the ability to recover from difficulties is necessary to serve as a caregiver over the course of many years. Read More

Four Surprising Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Many of us know the classic signs of Alzheimer’s disease like losing things, forgetting how to conduct simple tasks like boiling water or making a phone call, and losing the ability to recognize loved ones. They can be subtle, but if you spend time with your loved one and you are aware of these signs, you will recognize them as they slowly emerge. Then you can seek early diagnosis and support for your loved one. Read More

Three Lifestyle Changes To Make in Your 30s to Curb the Onset of Dementia

If you are in your 30s your older years may seem light years away; it could be a crazy thought that the early signs of dementia may exist then. Yet, the way you live today can directly impact the health of your brain in decades ahead. Read More

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 … Read More

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. Read More