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4 Ways to Make a Holiday Gathering Dementia-Inclusive

Do you have a family member living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? Here are four bits of wisdom from dementia care expert Teepa Snow on making the holiday season more dementia-inclusive.

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De cluttering may not help people with dementia

A clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia carry out daily tasks—according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.

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Dementia and diet: Is there a link?

Dementia is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. There is no cure. Recent research has focused on whether diet might influence the risk and progress of dementia.

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How you walk could be early warning sign of dementia, experts say

Evidence had previously shown that signs of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s could be seen in someone’s gait.

In her study, McArdle looked at different ways people with the two conditions walked.

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4 Ways to Make a Holiday Gathering More Dementia-Inclusive

For many families, the holidays mean mistletoe and holly, gift-giving, big shared meals — and lots of activity. Given the changes that come with dementia, family holiday traditions may call for a little bit of creative reimagining.

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Caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease

It’s National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that impacts memory and thinking skills. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 11.3% of people aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease.

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Local Alzheimer’s caregiver group provides support for one another

As a caregiver to his wife with Alzheimer’s disease for the past 10 years, and after a 65th wedding anniversary celebration this year, Leonard Thompson is grateful to say his wife still recognizes her family and friends.

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Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers

Rhinelander – “My husband had Alzheimer’s,” said Kay Hasal, a supporter in the Alzheimer’s Support Group.

Hasal says she was frightened when the diagnosis came down.

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Alzheimer’s caregivers need to know they are not alone

TOLEDO — Pamela Anderson has been a caregiver for a large part of her life. Her primary mission is to keep her mother, who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s, healthy, happy and safe.

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Accommodating for dementia during holiday gatherings

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The holiday season is full of family gatherings but that can be challenging for people with dementia.

Experts say being adaptable and building an inclusive environment are key to creating dementia-friendly celebrations.

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