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What is Sundowning?

Sundowners wordleFor most people, sunset can be a beautiful time of day. The sky is filled with the last rays of sunshine as day turns into night. Sunset signals the end of another day and a time of rest and relaxation.

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How to Recognize the Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

alzheimers-wordIf you spent time with a senior loved one over the holidays, your visit may have raised a few concerns. Some behaviors and changes in an aging family member may make you worry that they are developing Alzheimer’s disease. While there are conditions such as a vitamin B12 deficiency or an infection that can mimic dementia, knowing the warning signs that might suggest Alzheimer’s is important.

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Stretching the Truth When You Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s

truth-white-lie-scaleWhen you care for a senior loved one who lives with Alzheimer’s disease, finding ways to cope with their memory loss and to get them to cooperate with daily tasks can sometimes mean being a little less than truthful with them. For adult children and caregivers, there is often guilt involved with doing so. Some Alzheimer’s experts refer to this as “therapeutic white lies” or “therapeutic fibs” because the intention behind them is good.

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The Facts about Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014

concerned-coupleAs National Alzheimer’s Month draws to a close, we wanted to share a facts about the disease. Despite researchers’ best efforts, both a cause and a cure continue to remain a mystery. As a result, there are many questions, myths, and fears about this disease that more than five million Americans live with.

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Creating Success for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

senior-with-memory-issuesCaring for a Massachusetts senior loved one who lives with Alzheimer’s can be challenging. Your temptation might be to jump in and do too much for them rather than watch them struggle. Experts advise that the more someone with memory loss can do on their own—even if it takes more time—the longer they will be able to maintain some semblance of independence.

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