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The Best Medical Alert Systems of 2019

Christopher Norman is a Board-Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Dominican College of Blauvelt, a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree with a Global Health Concentration […]

Opinion: Caregivers are unsung heroes every day. How we can support them.

At Hope Hospice and Avow, we are privileged to observe superheroes in action each day. While they don’t wear capes or leap tall buildings in a single bound, caregivers display a devotion to their loved ones that is nothing short of heroic.

Caring for someone with a serious illness can be […]

Understanding Alzheimers: Free Caregiver Workshop Nov. 4

Are you caring for a family member or friend afflicted with Alzheimer’s? Family caregivers and also professionals are invited to a free workshop at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Nov. 4 (Monday). The workshop is free, with lunch included. Please make sure to pre-register, though with a call to Ginger or Terry at 520-836-2758 […]

5 Tips for Navigating The Holidays With Alzheimer’s Disease

While known to many as a time of joyful celebration, the holiday season can be a challenging time for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Imagine traveling hundreds of miles to visit a loved one, just to be greeted by a blank stare. Then imagine being that loved one, feeling frightened, confused and unsure of where […]

Time change can prompt sleep, behavioral issues for Alzheimer’s patients

For people on a regular routine, the end of Daylight Saving Time is a noticeable change. Sunset arrives one hour earlier, so it is darker in the evening.

Nighttime can already be a troubling time for those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Reduced lighting can cause disorientation. Sundowning, also known as late-day confusion, occurs in […]

Library creates kits to help caretakers of people with Alzheimer’s

Towards the back of the Chanhassen Library sit several plastic boxes, labeled “Memory Maker Kits.”

They’re intended for caretakers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, as a way to help spur memories and spark conversation.

“Instead of trying to talk to the person and try to ask them questions about their past or memories, it’s […]

10 things you should know about Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementias (LBD) affect an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. At the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), we understand that though many families are affected by this disease, few individuals and medical professionals are aware of the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, or even that LBD exists. There are important […]

Medical Minute: How to support people with dementia

Many older Americans worry about their risk for developing some form of dementia, and with good reason. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops some form of dementia every 65 seconds. Dementia most commonly affects people age 65 and older. Even worse, right now, there is no cure.

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With over a MILLION people in the UK predicted to be living with dementia by 2025 we speak to three carers to find out how they cope

It’s estimated that 850,000 people in the UK are currently living with dementia, and by 2025 this number is expected to surpass one million.

Although there is currently no cure, with the right treatment and support, it’s possible for people with dementia to lead active, fulfilled lives for many years after they are […]

Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s and related dementias will nearly double to 13 million in 20 years, says study

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias is expected to nearly double — from 7.2 million to 13 million by 2040 — with the number of women being disproportionately impacted and projected to rise to 8.5 million.

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