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Monthly Archives: December 2013


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Dementia Patients Find Comfort in Robot

One of the hottest therapeutic toys for people with dementia looks like a stray from the North Pole. Paro is a fur-covered robot that resembles a seal pup. To some of residents of Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean, Paro has become a beloved creature. “You know what he does? He talks to me sometimes,” […]

Tips for Memory Loss

If you are a caregiver for someone who has an ongoing problem with memory, problem solving, judgment, or the ability to handle daily tasks, here are some suggestions that may be able to help you develop a plan to help. Be sure to speak with a doctor when developing your plan, since they may have […]

Overcoming Alzheimer’s Stigma

For many people living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners, facing stigma is often a primary concern. Those with Alzheimer’s often report being misunderstood due to the myths and misconceptions others have about the disease. Here are some tips to help you overcome Alzheimer’s stigma: • Be Open and Direct: Engage others in discussions about […]

Can Being Bilingual Help Stall the Onset of Dementia?

According to new research, people who were familiar with more than one language had a later onset of dementia than people who can only speak one language. This was found to be true even when the bilingual individuals were illiterate or lacking formal education. The study looked at 648 individuals diagnosed with dementia and found […]