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Category: Dementia Care

June 21, 2016

Exercise Guidelines for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Physical exercise is crucial to maintaining or strengthening balance and sustaining blood flow throughout the body, brain and muscles, and there are also numerous advantages to incorporating an exercise routine for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia beyond physical benefits.

June 20, 2016

Home Care Assistance Celebrates Caregivers!

In recognition of The Longest Day, Home Care Assistance has chosen to celebrate both family and professional caregivers.

June 18, 2016

Nutritional Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In our continuous pursuit to share educational resources for those providing care to individuals experiencing dementia, we’ve created 8 useful tips that may help with meal time preparation for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

June 7, 2016

5 Common Signs of Cognitive Decline

We’ve listed five common signs of cognitive decline to make it easier for you to recognize potential symptoms when with loved ones.

June 6, 2016

Home Care Assistance is “Going Purple” to Help Raise Awareness About Alzheimer’s

To bring Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness into the spotlight this month, Home Care Assistance has decided to “go purple.” “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for helpful tips and valuable information supporting Alzheimer’s Awareness this month as part of our mission to change the way the world ages.

June 3, 2016

10 Tips for Helping a Loved One with Dementia

Currently, there are over 47 million people living with dementia worldwide. Home Care Assistance has developed these 10 dementia care tips to help you care for a loved one with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

May 23, 2016

How Depression Affects Cognitive Ability

In a study published in The Lancet, an international research team found that antidepressant medication that improved clinical depression did not improve cognitive functioning.

March 30, 2016

From the Cognitive Therapeutics Blog: Hope that Alzheimer’s Memory Loss May Not Be Permanent

In a recent study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), neuroscientists were able to retrieve memories that were “lost” due to Alzheimer’s disease in mice.

March 23, 2016

From the Cognitive Therapeutics Blog: Could Syrup Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

At the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting, researchers made a few important announcements regarding the benefits of pure maple syrup and its potential to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

March 16, 2016

From the Cognitive Therapeutics Blog: New Advancements in Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley became the first to track the entire progression of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults through the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans. This advancement is considered a breakthrough in finding an early diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

January 15, 2016

Creative Approaches to Dementia Care: Using Improv Theater

One creative approach to dementia care uses the principles that guide improvisational theater, abbreviated as improv. Researchers, family caregivers and improv performers have noticed that the rules of improv run parallel with caregiving methods for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

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