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How To Plan The Legal And Financial Needs Of A Loved One With Dementia

If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, there are certain things that your family needs to plan for both legally as well as financially. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States as of 2018, and currently, there is no cure.

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Minister for Care urges thousands to take part in dementia research

More than a hundred thousand people living with dementia have been urged to take part in a pioneering research programme.

Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage issued the call to action as part of the government’s goal to make England the world leader for dementia care, support, research and awareness by 2020.

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Amada Senior Care discusses the most critical component of superior in-home care

Amada Senior Care provides top-notch home care, and they’re experts at helping clients get the most from their long-term care insurance. But who are the hands-on practitioners of all their services?

“We love our caregivers. They are the face of our whole company to our clients. Caregivers who have the right heart are the most […]

Program to provide dementia and Alzheimer’s communications strategies for families and caregivers

Artis Senior Living of Lexington, a new memory care senior living community in Lexington opening in 2019, will present on March 7 noted dementia care specialist Heather McKay with her program “When Words Won’t Work” that introduces communication strategies to improve interactions with people who have dementia.

The event, open to all members of the […]

3 ways to support a loved one living through dementia

Rachel Linden recalls a story of a friend whose mother had slipped into dementia, and was often unable to recognize those closest to her. The right song, though, took her right back to her wedding and offered the opportunity not only to reminisce, but to get up and dance – bringing together both physical and […]

How Much a Dementia Patient Needs to Know

Even before my own medical education, I learned an essential truth about doctoring from my parents, both physicians: that being a physician involves much more than handing out diagnoses and treatment; it involves playing a role in some of the most intimate decisions of a patient’s life. This requires a considerable amount of human delicacy […]

Alzheimer’s Q&A: Is hypothyroidism linked to dementia?

According to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime, and an estimated 20 million Americans currently have some form of thyroid disease. Additionally, up to 60 percent of people with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.

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Workshop for dementia caregivers set for March 19

Raleigh County Commission on Aging will be offering a workshop March 19 for family dementia caregivers.

“Family caregivers are the backbone of community-based services, providing over $450 billion of unpaid services across this nation,” the release said.

The workshop, developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) — “Dealing with Dementia,” will provide tips […]

A Hidden Nation Cares for Loved Ones with Dementia

Over 400,000 Canadians, says the government, are directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. That number could be doubled or even tripled to include the family members engaged in caregiving. They are involuntary experts on a major public health issue that affects every one of us.

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Alzheimers caregiver training at the Terrace provides tools, support

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Nevada is offering Savvy Caregiver Training, a six-week course designed to provide clinical-level training for family caregivers in order help them improve their knowledge, approach, skills and outlook; gain the confidence to set and achieve caregiving goals; and learn strategies to manage stress and make decisions.

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