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Taking Care of the Personal Hygiene of Dementia Patients

People with dementia may find it difficult to care for themselves due to the numerous tasks involved, or they may simply forget about their personal hygiene needs. They also worry about other aspects of personal hygiene. Some may fear falling in the ...

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Suppressing the Symptoms of Sundowning

If you’re someone providing home care for a dementia patient, you may have noticed that confusion, restlessness, and agitation among patients may get worse in the late afternoon and evening. This is what doctors refer to as “Sundowning” or “l...

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Dealing with Behavioral Changes in Dementia Patients

In people with dementia, psychological and behavioral changes are more likely to occur. This is because the illness continues to wreak havoc on their brains. Our specialists providing home care assistance in Arizona suggest that these behaviors becom...

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Creative Arts and Improv Can Help Seniors with Alzheimer’s

While receiving an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis may not be the funniest thing to happen to anyone, research from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company show that patients who know h...

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Understanding Anosognosia in Patients with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can impact the entire family. One common challenge that many families experience is that their loved one living with the disease often doesn’t realize that there’s something wrong with them. Experts call this co...

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Make Mealtime Easier for Seniors with Dementia with these Tips

Poor or loss of appetite and pickiness are only some reasons that make mealtimes difficult for our senior loved ones. Add this to a dementia diagnosis, and the challenges increase tenfold. Now their food choices are a matter of preference and somethi...

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