Monthly Archives April 2017

6 Common Signs of Dementia 

It’s so easy to confuse the range of terminology associated with memory impairment. But, what they all have in common is they are all forms of dementia. Think of dementia as an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of memory oriented symptoms that affect an individual’s cognitive abilities. This includes diagnoses such as Wenicke-Korsakoff syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s (just to name a few). Semantics aside, understanding how to recognize the signs is what matters most.  Here is a brief list showcasing six of the most common signs to look for when trying to distinguish dementia from everyday normal behavior:   Social Withdrawal One of the first signs that dementia is taking hold is social retreat. You may begin to notice loved ones or friends starting to isolate themselves in places that feel more familiar
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How To Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Assets and Property 

Money, health, and control of assets are difficult topics at any age. As difficult as it may be, adult children need to share their feelings with loved ones. Sit down, ask questions, and listen before planning the move of a parent to a senior community. Better communications between child and parent is going to create a sense of comfort. The goal is to understand what your loved ones need and want, so you can manage this transition smoothly. Spend real time with them. It is an emotional phase for both the aging parent and the adult child. Making an effort
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The Truth About Dementia: Dispelling the Myths

Dementia is becoming a more commonly occurring medical condition these days, unfortunately. Almost everyone knows someone who is struggling with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or relative of someone you know, many people have been affected by this terrible disease. And now with the increase in prevalence and awareness for dementia, many myths are circulating. But it is important to address some of these fallacies and understand the truth. With that in mind, here are five myths about dementia along with the facts. 1. Memory loss is part of the aging process The truth
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