Monthly Archives November 2016

Lewy Body Dementia

Well almost everyone knows about Alzheimer’s disease when discussing the elderly and assisted-living facilities, there are often other types of dementia that are overlooked. The most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease is Lewy body dementia.  Similar to Alzheimer’s disease, this type of dementia does have severe impact on memory, but it also has a host of other symptoms that distinguish it from strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. These other symptoms can have a severe impact on the patient’s quality of life, as well as their friends and family. Therefore, it is important to give an overview of this
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Help Your Loved One Transition into a Memory Care Center

For some people, the idea of their loved one moving out of their home and into a memory care center can raise uncertainty, be disheartening and even sad. Whatever you feel, your loved one probably feels times ten. As an advocate for their care and wellness, it’s important that you play an active role in helping them make this transition. Make a Gradual Transition Try not to make the move abruptly. If possible, once you have decided on a care facility, plan a visit to the center with your loved one outside the confines of a traditional tour prior to
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5 Fun Activities for Those with Memory Loss

Enjoyment is a vital human need. Whether you’re experiencing memory loss or you are a family member or friend helping another through this process, you still can have fun together. Doing some activities with your loved one can be healing, provide valuable structure, and allow for time to socialize. There are endless activities that individuals experiencing memory loss can enjoy. Here are five fun activities worth considering. Modeling Clay Those with memory loss can benefit in many ways from simple craft activities. One idea to try with your loved one is modeling clay. There are several reasons why this is
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