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There’s an App for That Part 5

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on October 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM

In part 5 of our popular series, we are gathering apps from around the internet that can be beneficial and fun for those with dementia. The following apps may not be appropriate for all the stages of dementia, so test out which apps will be best for your loved one. 

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Technology

Recent Research on Dementia Gives Hope

Posted by Deborah Bier, PhD on September 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM

I wish I could tell you about new research that shows us exactly what causes Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia or provides a clear way to a cure, but I cannot. Nevertheless, some recent research offers hope to people living with dementia and their families. Here are a few studies worth learning about.

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Topics: Aging, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Meaningful Activities for Seniors, Including Those Living With Dementia

Posted by Deborah Bier, PhD on July 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM

For all us, the activities of daily living (for example: eating, bathing, dressing and toileting) keep us alive and safe. Including meaningful activities allows us to experience purpose and joy – vital to living the best life possible. What exactly are meaningful activities? These are activities based on the person’s interests, hobbies, skills and abilities – activities with purpose and joy make the day special.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Living Your Best Life Possible With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Posted by Deborah Bier, PhD on July 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM

We have a widespread idea in our culture that receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is akin to the end of life itself. When it comes to something like early-onset Alzheimer’s, occurring in people typically in their 40s-60s, the pessimistic view about living with dementia is even stronger.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Hoarding Behavior and Dementia

Posted by Deborah Bier, PhD on June 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM

By Deborah Bier, PhD, director of special populations

Hoarding is a complex, difficult to solve situation. It requires a deep understanding of the situation, the underlying causes and how to create workable solutions that include all stakeholders. No two cases of hoarding are the same. In fact, there are several conditions that include hoarding behavior as a symptom.These include: 
  • Schizophrenia
  • Diogenese syndrome
  • Isolated syllogomania
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Various types of dementia
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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Healthy Living

5 Common Myths About Dementia

Posted by Deborah Bier, PhD on May 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, by the end of life, 1 in 3 elders will have some form of dementia. Despite the large number of people affected, there are still many misunderstandings and myths about dementia. Knowing more can help us better understand and care for those who live with dementia. This article will address five of the most common myths.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Dementia and Difficult Behavior

Posted by Deborah Bier, PhD on March 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM

When people think of “dementia,” it is natural to next think “memory loss.” What we may not be prepared for is how other behaviors can change and even become difficult to manage. In fact, it is these difficult behaviors that families report as more troublesome than memory loss.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Making the Grade: The Link Between Elementary School Performance and Dementia

Posted by ComForCare on November 11, 2015 at 3:15 PM

The new school year is well underway and the first report cards will be out soon. Most children started off to elementary school with new backpacks, shiny three-ring binders and pencils sharpened in hopes of academic success. Parents also work to promote good learning, with the understanding that their children’s school performance can influence future co-curricular activities, college choices and vocation.

It turns out that those elementary grades may carry more weight than most parents realize. Some recent research suggests that how well kids do in school may be an indication of how their brains will function as they grow old.

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Remember Me

Posted by ComForCare on September 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? During this month, one of the goals is to raise awareness throughout the world about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This year’s theme is Remember Me.

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Creating Happy Memories for Dementia Patients and Loved Ones

Posted by ComForCare on March 17, 2015 at 9:17 PM

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

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