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Alzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

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Are you confused about the connection between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re not alone. The simplest explanation is that Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia. In fact, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. We’ll get to other causes in a moment. First, here’s a definition of dementia. It’s actually a collection of … Read moreAlzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

Forgetting things? Take this Alzheimer’s test to see if you need to worry

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Several years ago, my mother was showing signs of forgetfulness and confusion. We would find bills that weren’t paid and also began to suspect she wasn’t eating properly. I took her to her primary care doctor who did a fairly straightforward memory test and diagnosed her with mild cognitive impairment.

20 things to know if you love someone with dementia

Beverly sitting in her chair at her memory care facility

Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s hard to love someone with dementia. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. After several years of providing more and more care for her at home, she moved into a lovely memory care facility.

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Harness the Transformational Power of Music, Especially During Stressful Times

The power of music - A grandfather and grandson enjoying music together

Few would deny the power music can have on emotional and mental well-being — even physical health. Studies have shown that music can not only boost mood and reduce stress, but listening to certain kinds of music may also improve mental function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.