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Early symptoms of dementia can be subtle and vary between people. While some people pick up on changes in their own thinking or behavior that might be caused by dementia, sometimes these signs are first noticed by those around them. If you have noticed a change in someone close to you, the steps below can…

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Connecting Never underestimate how important it is to empathize and communicate effectively with your loved one living with dementia.  All too often they become “different” or “unreachable” as their dementia develops. You might despair that the person you once knew is completely gone. You may grow tired, frustrated, or even angry with your loved one;…

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It is common for people with Alzheimer’s to experience changes in their sleep cycles. The association between sleeping problems and Alzheimer’s has been noted but scientists do not yet completely understand why these sleep disturbances occur. As with changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer’s on the brain….

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There comes a point in every person’s life when they are not physically able to care for themselves anymore. The decision of what to do next can be a difficult one. If you have a loved one who is approaching old age and seems to need care, the responsibility of choosing a care plan may…

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Social Isolation for those living with dementia Living with dementia can often be isolating. Over time, the ability of a person with dementia to communicate may become worse and interactions that once seemed to come so easily may become more difficult. This can be frustrating for everyone involved, though it is important to try and…

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The relationships we have with others form a central part of our identity. However, these relationships change with someone living with dementia. As the disease progresses, we need to change our approach and still work to mitigate the possibility of social isolation. Those living with dementia may find it difficult to recall friends and family…

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often used interchangeably even though they mean different things. Put simply, dementia is a broad term we use to describe a collection of symptoms associated with the decline of neurological function. Dementia can be present in a patient for many reasons, although Alzheimer’s disease accounts for roughly 75% of known…

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Dementia is a progressive condition, worsening over time, eventually leading to death. Many people never are diagnosed, and for others, it might take years to realize something has changed. As a caregiver or loved one, it is important to look out for these changes, recognize them when they occur, and adapt the level of care…

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Do you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? NursePartners is offering a free evaluation that can serve as the basis for their plan of care*. This offer is valid until May 31 if you mention this ad. We are available 24/7/365 at 610-323-9800. We work with families to…

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We are all having a tough time living life “on hold” and changing our daily habits. However, we understand the end goal and the reasons why we are making these temporary changes. What if we were living with dementia? For someone whose brain is dying, they cannot rationalize the situation in the same way. We…

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