Posts Tagged ‘Dementia’

How To Talk To a Loved One With Alzheimer’s? Use Less Words

When we need to communicate in social situations, we’re used to using lots of words to fill the silence. If you want to talk to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, though, the opposite is the way to go. Because when it comes to Alzheimer’s – or any other kind of dementia – speaking less means…

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5 Reasons Dementia Activities are Really Important

Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia? If you do, you’ve probably seen them at their senior center doing dementia activities like simple matching or stacking games. Or come to visit them at their residence, and found them sitting in a circle and clapping while someone plays folk songs on a guitar.…

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9 Early Dementia Symptoms to Watch Out For

You’re visiting your parent or grandparent in their home or skilled nursing facility. It’s a lovely visit. Suddenly, Dad says, “You know, there’s this article I want you to read. It was in the…the…” Try as he might, Dad can’t remember the name of the magazine. Turns out it was the news magazine he’s been…

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The 3 Types of Alzheimer’s

According to a Marist Public Opinion poll, Alzheimer’s is the disease Americans fear most – more than heart disease, more than cancer. And no one wants to talk about fears. The thing is, understanding the 3 types of Alzheimer’s is one of the keys to coping with it – and to giving yourself or your…

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Sudden Memory Loss

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Have you ever experienced sudden memory loss? Realizing that you can’t recall what you were just about to say or do can be scary. You may be worrying if it is a sign of dementia or another health condition. Thankfully, there are a number of other causes when it comes to forgetting. And some of…

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When A Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

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Feeling forgotten by a loved one is excruciatingly painful. And, unfortunately for many family members and friends of Alzheimer’s sufferers this is the reality. A lot has been said about the individual suffering from the disease, but the truth is that those close to him or her suffer greatly too. In this post we’ll discuss…

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Omega 3 Benefits

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Do you have enough omega 3 in your diet? These fatty acids are one type of fat you should definitely consider getting enough of. They pack great health benefits and are relatively easy to get hold of. Sources of Omega 3 Natural There are several types of omega 3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA, which…

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SSRIs For Dementia: Can Antidepressants Cure Memory Loss?

Researchers claim they may have found a new way to treat dementia. Alzheimer’s and Dementia in N.J. This is exciting news. Especially for residents of New Jersey, where the disorder is no stranger. According to a survey in 2016, over 68% of adults in the state know someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia or did…

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World Mental Health Day

October 10th is an important day in Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center’s calendar. That’s because October 10th is World Mental Health Day. But why does the world need a mental health day? Here’s what the World Health Organization (WHO) has to say: “World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of…

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Your Brain On Exercise

You’re probably somewhat familiar with some of the benefits exercise has on your physical health. But, did you know that “exercise,” according to Wendy Suzuki, “is the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain.” Exercise for the Senior Brain For a senior, optimal brain functioning is a primary concern. Two areas responsible…

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