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Non-Medical Therapies for Alzheimer’s

Sometimes the best way to help a loved one with Alzheimer’s is to reach past the mind. That is why doctors and caregivers recommend trying non-medical therapies such as adding music, art, pets, and a variety of other non-medical therapies to more traditional Alzheimer’s treatments. Oftentimes, these activities can help the person get past the […]
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“Music and Memory” Brings IPods to Nursing Homes

“Music and Memory” was founded by Dan Cohan when he asked himself, “‘if I’m ever in a nursing home, would I be able to have my favorite 60s music?” In response to this question, Cohan did a search of nursing homes that use iPods and his search came up empty. Research suggests that music can […]
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Making the Holidays Bright When Alzheimer’s Is in the Picture

  The one constant about life is that it is always changing. This dynamic is particularly acute around the holidays. USAgainstAlzheimer’s recently asked people who live with this disease every day, here’s how to tackle this holiday and create new memories:     Keep your expectations reasonable. Prepare for the worst and hope for the […]
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20 Activities to do with Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

  Picture this: your loved one has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and you are not very familiar with the illness or how it is going to affect both you and your family. This can be a scary time and to ease the pain of change here are some activities that you can do with […]
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Ten Quick Facts about Alzheimer’s

Each and every day, people in the United States and all over the world are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their lives and changed forever. With each year that passes, the number of people who develop the illness increases, and awareness needs to be spread. Although there is medication out there to help temporarily treat the […]
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Service Dogs For Dementia

The role of the service dog has expanded immensely over the last decades. Previously these dogs were only used to help with the blind, but now service dogs have been trained to help with everything from hearing to mobility. Service dogs are now used for dementia assistance, helping patients with Alzheimer’s and other types of […]
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Reducing Stress with Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer’s can bring demands to your life that can lead to unwanted stress. Too much stress can be very overwhelming and affect your health and ability to function. Taking steps to reduce your stress can help to improve concentration, decision-making and your quality of life. Here are some tips to help you reduce […]
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“I Will Remember for You,” The Influence of Music on Alzheimer’s Patients

Oh the places you used to go, All the people you used to know, The stories that you loved to tell About a life that you lived so well. It’s fine, you can rest if you want to. I will remember for you, I will remember too. Music is a story with a melody. The […]