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4 Ways to Care for an Alzheimer’s Family Member in Assisted Living

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that ravishes the minds of millions of Americans on an annual basis. If a loved one is suffering from memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s, it’s not always easy to know what to say or do – particularly if they’re in assisted living.

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Dementia education programs offered in Thomasville

The Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, will be hosting a series of dementia-related workshops in Thomasville in April and May.

“Effective Communications Strategies” will take place at two different times on Thursday, April 25, at Curis at Thomasville, 1028 Blair St. Guests can choose to attend the 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. session.

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Caregiving Essentials: What You Need to Know to Keep Senior Safe at Home

So your loved ones are getting older and life’s getting a bit more complicated than it used to be.

Maybe their vision is getting worse, they have more aches and pains and it’s more difficult to walk up and down the stairs. Maybe their memory is starting to fog or suffering dementia. Grandma forgot she […]

Much Too Young: The Untold Story of Young Caregivers & Alzheimer’s

More than 60,000 families in Canada have parents under 60 years of age with young onset Alzheimer’s and dementia. That is the first stunning fact that comes forward in the trailer for Much Too Young: The Untold Story of Young Caregivers & Alzheimer’s.

On Thursday, March 28 ( 6:30 pm.) Lower Canada College will screen […]

Battling dementia with behavior

Behavior will play a leading role in controlling health care costs in the future, Steve Baumgartner told members of the Economic Club of Traverse City.

“We’ve got these diseases percolating,” said Baumgartner. “It’s a bigger problem than Social Security,”

Type 2 diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and dementia cost the U.S. almost a trillion dollars in 2017, […]

Learn All About the Senior Care Solutions Comfort Keepers can Provide Your Family

This informative eBook on senior care starts with a question that you are likely asking yourself: “I need in-home care help. What should I do now?” When a member of your family faces the challenges of aging, you want to be there for them and you want to help them. But it’s a large responsibility […]

Treatment Shows Promise for Agitation in Alzheimer Dementia Patients

Avanir announced data from the phase 3 clinical program that evaluated AVP-786 (deudextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe agitation in patients with Alzheimer dementia.

AVP-786 combines deudextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate, a CYP2D6 inhibitor. Deuteration was shown to significantly lower susceptibility to CYP2D6 metabolism, resulting in higher bioavailability.

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Conference to help those providing care to dementia patients

When someone begins showing signs of the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it is often family members and friends that are the first to provide care. It can prove to be a long and emotional experience.

Not only that, but according to Deb Quick of Bickford Senior Living and Memory Care of Grand […]

Why The US, And Texas, Need To Catch Up When It Comes To Dementia Care

A professor for the country’s first master’s program in dementia and aging studies says the U.S. health care system needs to stop “medicalizing” dementia treatment.

The U.S. population is aging, and many older adults have, or will have, some form of dementia. Right now, the health care workforce is not prepared to meet their needs, […]

‘You can’t quit’: People impacted by Alzheimer’s share their stories

The number of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia is rapidly increasing as baby boomers continue to age. Caretakers are often impacted just as much as those who suffer from the terminal disease. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with volunteers at the Alzheimer’s Association about the difficulties they’ve encountered combating the disease.

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