Category Archives: Aging

Alzheimer’s Disease: 5 Tips for Caregivers to Improve Communication

Every 67 seconds another person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s not only irreversibly changes the lives of its victims, but also the lives of their loved ones. Today, in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we dedicate this … Continue reading

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September is Healthy Aging Month!

Did you know that senior citizens are the largest and fastest growing population in the United States? According to the U.S. Census, the 65-and-older population grew 15% between 2000 and 2010, to an estimated 40.3 million seniors. Because people are … Continue reading

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Dementia: 3 Tips for Making Mealtime Easier  

When most people think of dementia, they think of memory issues and difficulty communicating. But one of the lesser known difficulties that can accompany Alzheimer’s or dementia is difficulty with eating and swallowing. Last week, we discussed some of the … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Feeding and Swallowing Issues

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month! In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of New York has dedicated our blogs for the month of November to raising awareness about this disease, how it can affects the individual and their loved … Continue reading

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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month!

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to affect 1 in 85 people worldwide by the year 2050? In order to raise public awareness of this disease, each November the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. In … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Connect with Your Loved One with Dementia

Did you know that more than 5 million Americans are affected with dementia? Dementia can range widely in severity, from a mild decrease in memory and cognitive function, to the complete inability to communicate verbally. Even when dementia is severe, … Continue reading

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Five Great Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

Older Americans (65 years and older) are one of the fastest growing populations, with the elderly population expected to double from 35 million today to over 70 million by 2030! One of the most common difficulties that accompanies aging is … Continue reading

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