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Aiding Communication for People with Dementia

Difficulty with Communication Happens with Dementia I spent the morning today with a small group of people with memory loss at a local adult day program. Besides playing some games, we talked with one gentleman about his time in Germany after WWII. He shared that while there, he taught a German some English and that person, in turn, taught him s...

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33 Things People Affected by Alzheimer’s Wish Others Understood

Every 67 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It is now the sixth leading cause of death in the country. Because the condition is so prevalent, we figured it’s time to clear up some of the misunderstandings surrounding it. The Mighty teamed up with Hilarity for Charity, a part of...

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Stages of Dementia

Usually, dementia goes through seven different stages. However, depending on what part of the brain is affected, this may vary. Nevertheless, here are the seven different stages of dementia. No Impairment Patients won’t exhibit any change in their behavior at this stage. However, tests could reveal that there is a problem. Very Mild Decl...

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When to Moving someone with dementia to nursing home?

Moving the person with Alzheimer’s to a Nursing Home can be a difficult decision for the caregiver… especially if you’re a close relative. Too often in life we are forced to do things we promised our parent or relative that we would never do. I was certain that Mom’s condition would never come to that, but a year into her late stage Alzh...

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11 Weird Signs of Early Onset Dementia to Watch Out For

Dementia can be a symptom of a variety of health issues, including Alzheimer's disease and other problems that cause changes in your brain. While it is rare for younger people (in their 20s and 30s) to develop the condition, it is possible to experience signs of early-onset dementia. So let's talk about what dementia might look like, and what you s...

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Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably as many people believe  that one means the other. In fact, the distinction between the two diseases often causes confusion on the behalf of patients, families and caregivers. Discover how the two diagnoses, while related, are remarkably different. Alzheimer’s and dementia are s...

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Related But Not the Same

What is Dementia? Is it the same as Alzheimer's? This is a question frequently asked.  The terms dementia and Alzheimer's disease are frequently interchanged in the medical community and in written articles, so it is understandable that people would think they are the same thing.  But they are not the same.  Knowing what dementia is can be a ...

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Is Alzheimer’s Genetic?

Although most people believe they are the same, there is a difference between genetic and hereditary traits. Your genes make you who you are, where your hereditary traits, like eye and hair color, are passed down from generation to generation. Both play a large role in determining how likely we are to develop a disease. Genes, Heredity and A...

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How Food Cravings Change with Dementia

Many people with dementia experience sudden changes in appetite preferences and an increase in unhealthy cravings. As the disease progresses, taste buds diminish, insulin in the brain can drop and some people experience intense cravings for high-calorie foods.  Learn more about how to manage these cravings to help keep your loved one healthy. ...

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29 Secrets of Being a Caregiver

Caregiving can be a complicated job. Whether you’re a loved one or a medical professional, the experience is often exhausting and frustrating. But it can also be joyful and deeply rewarding. The Mighty wanted to hear about the intricacies of being a caregiver from the people who do it every day. So we reached out to The Caregiver Space, a ...

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