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Could CBD be useful in treating dementia?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of the many cannabinoid compounds present in cannabis. Although it’s not a wonder cure, according to scientific evidence, certain advantages could theoretically be had by consuming the compound.

You already may have learned some things about how CBD can help ease pain and enhance sleep. Did you know, however, that […]

Sundown syndrome: Dementia symptoms can worsen at night; here’s what you can do to manage them

The worsening of dementia symptoms with decreasing sunlight, also called sundowning, is a known problem faced by dementia patients all over the world. Studies suggest that anywhere between two to over 60 percent dementia patients, whether in nursing homes or their own houses, have sundown syndrome. The condition often worsens during fall and winter months.

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‘In dementia care we should tell the truth as far as possible’

Dementia is a challenging condition, which can cause a range of perceptual changes. This can sometimes lead to a belief in a different reality, manifesting in a number of ways.

Calls to Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on this issue can include needing support around; a person with dementia not remembering that a relative […]

Coronavirus lockdowns contributing to faster deterioration in dementia patients, research finds

Forced into lockdowns to prevent the spread of coronavirus, families of people with dementia have been left heartbroken that being isolated appears to have contributed to the deterioration of their loved ones.

For Verity Jausnik, coronavirus restrictions meant she was unable to spend quality time with her elderly mother, Vivian “Viv” Russell.

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Balance Alzheimer’s, COVID-19 during the holidays

The holiday season can be a joyous time for many families, but they can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The current COVID-19 crisis is adding even more complexities that can feel overwhelming for many of these families.

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Caregivers invited to ‘Living with Alzheimer’s’ webinars

Three-part educational series to help caregivers during the different phases of the disease. The webinars are free and open to the public. People can attend one webinar or the entire series.

The Living with Alzheimer’s series details the differences between the early stage, middle stage and the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive fatal […]

Tips for navigating Alzheimer’s, COVID-19 during holiday season

While holidays can be a joyous time for many families, they can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer’s. The current COVID-19 crisis is adding even more complexities that can feel overwhelming for many families impacted by Alzheimer’s.

While Alzheimer’s and dementia does not increase the risk of COVID-19, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common […]

Medicare and Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Coverage Explained

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 5 millionadults ages 65 and older in the United States. Most of these people will be enrolled in Medicare.

Fortunately, Medicare covers most, if not all, of the services related to Alzheimer’s care.

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Portrait Of A Parent With Alzheimer’s

My 87-year-old mom has Alzheimer’s disease in the midst of COVID-19. Right now, that means I can only see her when her Bronx nursing home connects us on Skype. Our Internet connection is sound, but mentally, she is in the grips of this disease. All she can do is just look at me for a […]

How to Zoom With Your Grandparents This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, shifting family time to a digital space keeps older relatives safe while including them in the festivities — but just like real-life family get-togethers, it could also feel chaotic. Experts share ways to make sure this year’s Thanksgiving video visit is fun for all — including those living with conditions like Alzheimer’s.

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