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How Long Will Home Care Be Needed for Someone Dealing with Dementia

By Jermie Chadwick | Dec 13, 2017

The average life expectancy for somebody diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is between eight and 10 years (Alzheimer’s Association). If you have been diagnosed with some form of dementia other than Alzheimer’s, the life expectancy could be different. Often, medical professionals recommend people dealing with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia consider home care support services…

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The Better Business Bureau Torch Award Goes to Veterans Home Care

By Bonnie Laiderman | Dec 12, 2017

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) in St. Louis recently honored Veterans Home Care with a Torch Award for Ethics.

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Life Lessons One Might Gain Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

By Lynn at Interim | Nov 27, 2017

In a lot of situations in life, there are lessons to be learned. When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s incredibly easy to want to step up and be there for them. It could be a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, or somebody else a person cares about tremendously, but what most people fail to realize is just how impactful this is going to be for the caregiver and possibly even the senior.

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Home Care Is a Great Option for Seniors with Dementia

By Kyle Laramie | 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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Even the Kindest Souls Can Change with Alzheimer’s

By Christy Swadkins | Oct 30, 2017

Mary had always been one of the kindest, sweetest, friendliest women people can meet. Just about everywhere she went she had friends, a smile for them, and made people feel comfortable.

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When Will You Know If Alzheimer’s Is Progressing?

By Susan Di Michele | Oct 9, 2017

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. This means the various signs and symptoms will get more significant in the months and years ahead. It essentially progresses through various stages, including the middle and later stages where home care support and more around-the-clock care will absolutely be necessary. Some families take a ‘wait and see’ approach. They…

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How Can You Help Mom Make the Changes Necessary to Support Your Father Who Has Alzheimer’s?

By Andy Niska | Sep 26, 2017

As your father continues to deal with the earliest effects of Alzheimer’s, including the diagnosis that can be overwhelming to accept, you might be taking steps to help your mother prepare for the future. There are many changes that will likely begin occurring around their house. The more proactive your mother is and the more…

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

By Walter L. Black, MBA, CSA | 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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  • Study: How 'Greebles' Could Be The Future Of Early Alzheimer's Detection December 13, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Researchers at the University of Louisville used unique graphic characters called “Greebles” to detect signs of Alzheimer's Disease before symptoms appear. Dr. Emily Mason, a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville, ...
  • Rye Resident Appointed To Alzheimer's Advisory Board December 12, 2017
    RYE, NY — The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has appointed Dr. Peter Davies, one of the world's top Alzheimer's disease researchers and a 40-year resident of Rye, to its Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board. The Board is comprised of leading experts in the care, research and ...
  • Propelling Alzheimer's Research December 12, 2017
    Reisa Sperling, a renowned Alzheimer's disease expert and physician-scientist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, will co-lead the soon-to-be-launched Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC), a $70-million research initiative that will create a network of 35 ...
  • President Trump Reportedly Drinks 12 Diet Cokes a Day. Here's What That Does to Your Body December 12, 2017
    A study this year found that people who drank at least one daily diet soda had twice the risk of stroke compared to those who didn't drink the stuff. It also found a significantly heightened risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease for diet drinkers. The research does not definitively prove that diet sodas ...
  • Want More Brain Energy? Try This Diet, Which Could Prevent Alzheimer's, Too December 12, 2017
    What doesn't kill brain cells might make them stronger. The brain cells of mice who regularly fast may grow more than usual once they get food again, according to research presented at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in November and first reported by New Scientist. One particular protein ...
  • Canola Oil Might Be Bad For Your Memory, Study Finds December 12, 2017
    Previous research has found a reduction in amyloid-beta 1-40 can lead to the build-up of toxic amyloid proteins linked with Alzheimer's disease. “In our model, this change in ratio resulted in considerable neuronal damage, decreased neural contacts and memory impairment,” senior study investigator ...