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De-Stress Bath Time for Persons with Dementia

For clients with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, baths and showers can be upsetting for several reasons. Understanding common facts for dementia clients can arm CAREgivers with the ability to resolve fear, reduce frustration, and elevate safety for their loved one. Fact: Water is often scary for dementia clients, especially shower facets that extend from the …

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Congratulations to Anne Basting for being named a MacArthur ‘Genius’

We salute Anne Basting for being named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, she is one of 23 to recieve the MacArthur Foundation’s highest honor. “While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, these 23 extraordinary individuals give us ample reason for hope. They are breaking new ground in areas of public …

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Alzheimer’s Association Announces $7 Million Research Competition

We are desperate for a cure. It is projected that by the year 2050 13 million American’s will share the deadly diagnosis. The global estimate for people living with dementia in 2050 is 131 million. In a unique, goal-oriented competition, Alzheimers’s Association is funding four clinical trials, each received $1 million in funding, the first to accomplish the …

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Living with the Unforeseen

Bob and Gail were looking forward to the next chapter of their lives. They were still young and their three daughters had finally finished college and were on their way to becoming financially independent. After dedicating so much time to raising a family, they looked forward to coming together as a couple and having an …

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Lewy Body, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s related dementia?

According to Alzheimer’s & Dementia Weekly it is increasingly important that families know the difference between Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease related dementia. The primary concern is that treatments for these dementia diagnoses differ, and certain dementia medications may actually worsen LBD symptoms. While a doctor is the best resource to …

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