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At What Age Can Dementia Set In?

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Dementia refers to a decline in memory, reasoning, and other cognitive abilities that can dramatically alter lives and families. The highest risk factor for developing dementia is aging, affecting mainly those 65 and older. However, young-onset, or early-onset dementia, can occur before age 65.  Understanding dementia is not just about recognizing its symptoms but also […]

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What Causes Hallucinations in Seniors?

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Older adults can face some challenges regarding their health as they age, which often requires additional care. Older adults may also experience hallucinations that can be particularly distressing.  Hallucinations in older adults can result from cognitive decline, a condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome, medication side effects, illness, hearing and vision loss, delirium, dehydration, sleep deprivation, […]

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Engaging Games for Seniors with Dementia

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Engaging games are more than just entertainment for those with dementia—they stimulate cognitive functions, foster emotional well-being, and encourage social interaction.  Games play a vital role in memory care.  Everyone enjoys different types of games. However, a good memory care community will have options to cater to residents’ needs and likes while also providing other […]

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5 Worst Foods for Memory Loss

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Ever forget where you put your keys? Don’t worry—it happens to the best of us. The occasional memory lapse is normal as we age, but do you worry about your memory? Your diet, activity level, and socialization all play a big role in keeping your memory sharp. Here are the top 5 memory saboteurs to […]

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When to Move from Assisted Living to Memory Care

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We’re all individual people with unique needs—and needs rarely stay the same throughout our lives. Fortunately, there are typically several levels of care available for seniors who call a senior community home. Each type of senior living lifestyle offers care for different walks of life, assisted living and memory care being 2 examples of similar […]

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A Complete Guide to Memory Care

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If you have a loved one in your life experiencing some form of memory impairment, you’ve likely heard of memory care. These communities can be an excellent way for your loved one to get the care they need and can bring peace of mind to you and your family. But they can also seem much […]

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