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Dealing with Alzheimer’s from a Distance

According to Medical News Today, Alzheimer’s disease is, “a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cell causes memory loss and cognitive decline. It is a neurodegenerative type of dementia, the disease starts mild then gets progressively worse.” This disease is a sad but true issue that millions of families in the United States …

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors with Memory Loss

Finding the perfect holiday gift for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be challenging for both the individuals and their family members, particularly in the later stages of the disease. Try to keep your expectations realistic for the holidays, and don’t take it personally if your loved one isn’t as receptive as you might …

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Helping a Partner through An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

So maybe you have been with, or know someone that has been with, their loved one for many years. Naturally, relationships that have a long history include many triumphs, tragedies, successes and failures and a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be another factor in your relationship. After your or your loved one receive a diagnosis of …

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The 411 on Strokes

  According to Health Central, “Unlike Alzheimer’s disease which is still poorly understood, it’s well accepted that vascular dementia is caused by strokes, often a series of small, ‘silent’ strokes. While early stage Alzheimer’s is characterized mostly by memory loss, vascular dementia more generally affects executive function, multi-tasking, problem-solving and reasoning. It’s important to understand …

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ADHD in the Workplace

Everyone gets irritable at work from time to time, but it usually is only a temporary occurrence. This may be different for the millions of adults suffering from ADHD, which can cause frequent feelings of irritation and anxiety. But with proper treatment, awareness and the right strategies, one can exceed all expectations in the workplace. …

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month as well as National Family Caregiver Month. According to the National Alzheimer’s Association, there are over 15 million people with Alzheimer’s being taken care of by family caregivers. Without these caregivers, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients would not receive the proper love and care that they need. The National …

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Taking Care of a Child with OCD

  It can be difficult to diagnose a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), says Jeffrey Kent, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice. “Often, it will first show up as irritability, anger, or school problems,” Dr. Kent explains. “Lots of kids hide their true symptoms because they don’t know that there is anything …

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Early Signs of Dementia

Dementia is an illness resulting from a collection of symptoms that can be either genetic or caused by various diseases such as Huntington’s disease. Most common symptoms of dementia include: impairment in communicating, thinking and memory. Do you know someone who is displaying symptoms of dementia? Here are four early signs that may help you …

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