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Benefits of massage for people who are elderly or have dementia (and caregivers, too)

I’ve long believed that if we could all start each day with a good back and shoulder massage the world would be a more peaceful place. Not only does massage help relieve stress and tension, it’s being used more and more as a complement to traditional medical treatments. For example, in some cancer centers, volunteer massage therapists give soothing massages to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
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Categories: Blog and Healthy Living, Safety and Fitness.

Home for the Holidays: Tips for Traveling with a Loved One with Dementia

Every holiday season Ray and his wife Camille fly to Michigan to spend time with their daughter and her family. They’ve been doing it for the past decade and have never missed a year. But things are different now. Ray has dementia and Camille is worried that the trip may be too much for him — and also for her. Because Ray is still in the early stages of dementia and is really looking forward to the trip, Camille has decided to do whatever she can to make it work. Her first step was to contact the Alzheimer’s Association for some
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Categories: Alzheimer's/Dementia and Blog.

You Can’t Argue with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

By Diane Atwood, who writes the Advantage Home Care Blog. My mother has Alzheimer’s. I try to learn as much as I can about the disease and how to handle the myriad issues that are always coming up. I know, for instance, that you should never argue with someone who has Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia.
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Categories: Alzheimer's/Dementia and Blog.

An Important Link Between Bladder Infections and Dementia

As we age, our immune systems tend to get weaker, making us more vulnerable to infections of all kinds. One of the most common infections in elderly people is a urinary tract (UTI) or bladder infection. A UTI can happen at any age, but there’s another thing that comes with advanced age that increases the risk.
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Categories: Alzheimer's/Dementia and Blog.