Dementia

25
Jul

All About Brain Workout+™

We all know how important physical activity is, especially for seniors, but let’s not forget brain activity. It is essential for people of all ages to exercise their brains. Brain exercises improve memory and reduce loneliness and boredom. Qualicare’s Brain Workout+™ is a complete and “hands on” brain workout program aimed at keeping the mind sharp and healthy. What is

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13
Jun

4 Activities to Maintain an Active Mind

Like the human body, the mind requires exercise to stay active and healthy. Over time, neurons begin to lose their inter-connectivity if not properly exercised. This deterioration in brain function is tied to memory loss and mental decline and linked to anxiety and depression in the elderly. As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep the brain engaged

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4
Apr

Communicating with Someone Who Has Dementia

There are few more dispiriting experiences than losing someone you love. Relationship with family and friends makes up one of the great universal emotional refuges. Seeking this refuge through communicating with someone who has dementia can be agonizing. Our loved ones experience a communication gap when they have difficulty expressing themselves, makes inappropriate comments, gets frustrated easily, or becomes forgetful.

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8
Apr

Alzheimer’s Caregiving As A Team

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can put a great deal of stress on a family that might otherwise get along very well. The emotional impact of seeing a person you care for suffering the effects of such a devastating illness, coupled with confusion over how and who should provide care can create shockwaves through the

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2
Apr

Preparing To Be An Alzheimer’s Caregiver

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is not currently fully understood and it is believed that different factors including genetic predisposition, brain injury, lifestyle or depression can be involved. Just as it can not be predicted who will be afflicted by Alzheimer’s, no one can know whether they will end up caring for a loved one who has been affected by

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24
Mar

Helping Children Understand Alzheimer’s

Dealing with Alzheimer’s can be stressful for everyone involved but for a child the effects can be especially difficult to understand. The unusual behavior exhibited by a familiar adult can be confusing and frightening to a child so it is important to help them process what’s happening. It may be a parent’s instinct to protect their child, but insulating them

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10
Mar

New Alzheimer’s Detection Discovery

The first steps toward the early detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases with a simple skin test have been made. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are treatments, therapies and lifestyle changes that may help slow down its progression and help deal with some of the symptoms, so it is crucial to be able to detect

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28
Feb

Alzheimer’s and Wandering

Dementia can erase memories of familiar places and make it difficult to adjust to new surroundings. Because of this, people with Alzheimer’s may wander away from home and get lost, leaving them frightened and disoriented.  Learning to curb or prevent this wandering is important for keeping a person with dementia safe. What causes wandering? Often, someone who is wandering is:

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31
Jan

Helping a Dementia Caregiver

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia is a 24/7 job. Dementia Caregivers need help and support. If someone in your life is caring for a parent or spouse with Alzheimer’s, here are some ways you can be there for them. Look for signs of caregiver stress Many people who have taken on a caregiver role believe they have

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15
Jan

Alzheimer’s and Home Safety

Keeping your home safe is important for everyone, especially seniors. But home safety is especially important when there is someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia living there.Assess the situation. Think about the abilities, health and behaviour of the person with dementia. Do they wander at night? Are they capable of using the stairs on their own? Have they fallen before? Changes

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