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When Dad Keeps Asking About Your Mother Who Passed Years Ago, What Do You Tell Him?

By Kyle Laramie | May 17, 2018

Your mother passed away years ago. Your father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is having an extremely difficult time as of late. He keeps asking about her, wanting to see her, and wondering when she’ll be home. At first, the pain of having to relive those moments was hurtful but you told him the truth.…

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Home Care Is a Great Option for Seniors with Dementia

By Valerie VanBooven RN BSN | Nov 8, 2017

Dementia can affect people of many different age groups, but there is a greater risk as people get older. When a person has been diagnosed with any form of dementia, which can include Alzheimer’s, at first it may seem practical that a spouse or other family member can be their primary caregiver, looking after them…

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The Benefits of Learning Technology When Alzheimer’s Has Been Diagnosed

By Valerie VanBooven RN BSN | Sep 25, 2017

Alzheimer’s Care Arlington TN-By learning about technology, how to use a computer for the first time, or even how to connect with others through video teleconferencing can stimulate the mind and that can slow down the progression of memory loss, at least to some degree (Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation).

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Concerns Some Families Have About a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

By Valerie VanBooven RN BSN | Jul 27, 2017

A spouse or another family member may feel it’s their responsibility to look after a senior loved one with dementia, but the challenges they face are probably going to be far greater than they can imagine.

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Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

By Valerie VanBooven RN BSN | Jul 21, 2017

Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

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Aging in Place Is Still Possible, Even for Those Diagnosed with Dementia

By Valerie VanBooven RN BSN | Jul 19, 2017

More seniors today prefer to remain at home for the rest of their lives. This is commonly known as ‘aging in place.’ The general notion is that people would rather remain at home, if possible, even if they have serious health issues, physical limitations, and mobility issues, than to go somewhere like a nursing home.…

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Preparing for the Next Phase of Alzheimer’s Care

By Valerie VanBooven RN BSN | Jun 22, 2017

Alzheimer’s Care: As an elderly person is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, there are going to be various signs and symptoms of it. Family members are often the first people who step up to support this individual. It could be a spouse, adult children, siblings, and others.

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With Mom Being Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Is There Anything You Can Do to Reduce Your Own Risk?

By Ted Wolfendale, Esq. | Jun 5, 2017

Coping with the reality of having a family member, like your mother, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is certainly not going to be easy. You may have a number of questions and concerns. The more you learn about this disease, this form of dementia, the more you may be worried about her future. You may also start…

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