Dementia

20 Questions to Ask When Dementia is Diagnosed

20 Questions to Ask When Dementia is Diagnosed

A diagnosis of dementia in a loved one creates so many questions. Here are 20 that you should plan to ask your doctor.

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AARP
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A French Village's Radical Vision for a Good Life with Alzheimers

A French Village's Radical Vision for a Good Life with Alzheimers

My team was so inspired reading about this community and how it holistically supports people with Alzheimer's. There is joy to be found living fully present in a single moment.

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The New Yorker
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Daily Care Plan

Daily Care Plan

The Alzheimer's Association supports families and caregivers living with Alzheimer's and Dementia. This guide can help you create a daily routine for the benefit of you and your loved ones.

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Alzheimer's Association
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How Communities Can Fight the Stigma that Isolates People with Dementia

How Communities Can Fight the Stigma that Isolates People with Dementia

Holistic health in aging is best achieved in the context of building a positive supportive community.

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The Conversation
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Lewy Bodies in Dementia & Parkinson''s Disease

Lewy Bodies in Dementia & Parkinson''s Disease

This infographic shows how Lewy Body cells present in both Parkinson's Desease and Lewy Body Dementia.

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NIH/Medline Plus
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National Gallery launches art-based program for families living with dementia

National Gallery launches art-based program for families living with dementia

Check out what an art gallery in Singapore is doing to enhance the lives of individuals with memory challenges and their caregivers.

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Coconuts
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Opinion: Cognitive decline in a loved one: how to spot it, what to do

Opinion: Cognitive decline in a loved one: how to spot it, what to do

Financial and estate planning can’t take away the heartache, but they can help families avoid some wrenching situations.

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Market Watch
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Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Our brains evolved to benefit from social interactions. Social isolation can lead to decreased cognition and an increased risk of developing dementia.

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Science Alert
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Strategies for Communication When Facing Alzheimer's Or Other Dementias

Strategies for Communication When Facing Alzheimer's Or Other Dementias

We utilize many cognitive skills in our daily communications that we are not even aware of: memory, evaluating ideas, and self-awareness to name a few. No less important, are the emotions that we bring to communications. When communication is approached with empathy and patience it has the greatest chance of being effective.

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Next Avenue
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When Speech Is Gone: A Method for Nonverbal Communication in Dementia

When Speech Is Gone: A Method for Nonverbal Communication in Dementia

For non-verbal and/or late stage dementia communication, try something called Adaptive Interaction.

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Being Patient
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Women are Unaware of Critical Aspects of their Health

Women are Unaware of Critical Aspects of their Health

Women who feel healthy and receive regular medical checkups, may not be having the right conversations with their medical providers to address the future possibility of dementia.

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Cleveland Clinic
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