Category Archives: Dementia

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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Help Your Loved One with Dementia Communicate! 3 Easy Tips

As modern medicine continually finds ways to extend the length and quality of life, the number of older adults in the United States has increased significantly. Unfortunately, aging often brings difficulties in speech, language and communication. One of the most … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Did you know that May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? Each year the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to this campaign, designed to raise public awareness of communication disorders: how to identify them, … 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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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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