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Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia & Falls

Alzheimer's & Dementia Increase the Risk of Falling and Serious Injury

For people with Alzheimer’s disease, the risk of falling even greater due to any number of complicating factors. As the disease progresses, those can include problems with vision, perception, and balance. Read more

Reducing Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias in Seniors

The relationship between Alzheimer’s and seniors is the subject of abundant clinical and scientific research. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, according to Medicare data. Read more

Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Signal Changes for Caregivers

If your senior begins to experience memory loss and act in ways that disrupt the daily routine, these symptoms may indicate the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. When signs begin to appear, caregivers face increased challenges. Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Devil’s in the Denial

It starts innocently, with friends covering for your loved one’s cognitive slide. They may believe their denial will magically help your loved one snap out of it. As a caregiver, even you may have moments of denial when your loved one enters the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Wandering Seniors -- Can a Medical Alert Device Help?

While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are a number of ways you can keep a wandering loved one safe. These tips can mitigate your loved one’s need to wander, reducing her risk of injury. Read more

Proper Dementia Care Can Help Patients Remain at Home Longer

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with over half a million people dying of it each year. But between diagnosis and death, there are many years of declining health and incremental changes in function level and capability that often require dementia care. Read more

Communication: An Important Aspect of Dementia Care

Is it simply aging, or is it the onset of dementia? Symptoms are similar; however, an early diagnosis of dementia can ensure that your loved one receives the support and treatment he or she needs. Read more

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Caregivers

Caregivers

Are you caring for an aging parent or loved one? At times, it can be stressful, but you are not on your own! Try our expert advice for managing family issues, keeping mom independent and more. more

Healthcare Pros

Healthcare Pros

Whether you’re a nurse, case worker, doctor or another healthcare professional, you know aging patients have unique needs. Explore our resources for working with this growing population. more

Seniors

Seniors

We all get older, but how you do it is up to you. We have articles and tools to help you live independently and enjoy life the way you want to, as well as other important topics as you age. more