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Archive for the ‘Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care’ Category

Why you need to better understand Alzheimer’s disease now

Posted on January 24, 2017 | No Comments

Recently, a few of my colleagues and I were invited to a screening for the new documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts. This film highlighted just how unprepared we are as […]

Your Top 8 Most-read Stories of 2016

Posted on December 30, 2016 | No Comments

While we cover a lot of topics here on our AgeRight Blog, we certainly had a few stand out pieces this year on a range of topics that covered senior […]

How Much Does Home Care Assistance Cost? (VIDEO)

Posted on February 24, 2016 | Comments Off on How Much Does Home Care Assistance Cost? (VIDEO)

While both home health care and assisted living can provide a safe and secure environment for your loved one there are the other important factors that you should take into consideration when weighing the options. Find a cost of senior living expense calculator to accurately weigh your senior living options.

How can I Help Someone with Dementia

Posted on November 16, 2015 | Comments Off on How can I Help Someone with Dementia

How can I help someone with dementia? 7 out of 10 people who have dementia live alone. Providing assistance with some of the most troublesome daily activities can make their day so much more enjoyable.

Robin Williams and the agony of Lewy Body Dementia

Posted on November 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Robin Williams and the agony of Lewy Body Dementia

While it was announced in 2014 that Robin Williams was suffering from an undiagnosed case of Lewy Body Dementia, a disease causing memory loss and other neurological and physical symptoms, recent interviews with his wife discussing the severity of his symptoms highlights the need for better testing and diagnosis of this condition that afflicts 1.4 million Americans.

The time for a ‘Dementia Friendly Massachusetts’ is now

Posted on October 29, 2015 | Comments Off on The time for a ‘Dementia Friendly Massachusetts’ is now

Increased awareness of dementia and better knowledge of this affliction, knowing how it affects our families and communities and understanding how any one of us can help, would truly enhance the quality of life for those living with it. This is the basis for a Dementia Friendly Community.

Helping Kids Cope When A Family Member Has Dementia

Posted on October 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Helping Kids Cope When A Family Member Has Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can be especially confusing for a young child or even a teenager. They may feel hurt not to be remembered or scared by a grandparent’s change in behavior. Educate your child about the disease, prepare for visits, and talk often about feelings.

HOPE for the Present and A Cure for the Future

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Comments Off on HOPE for the Present and A Cure for the Future

Providing HOPE is one of many goals of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC). We hope to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and inspire others to believe that there is hope in finding a cure. Without research participation, the BU ADC could not perform its cutting-edge research that is so desperately needed to cure Alzheimer’s and help those with the disease.

Testamentary Capacity: The Concept of ‘Sound Mind’ Is Not a Black-and-White Matter

Posted on April 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Testamentary Capacity: The Concept of ‘Sound Mind’ Is Not a Black-and-White Matter

At the turn of the 20th century, the average life expectancy was a mere 49 years, and dementia was a rare phenomenon. Today’s average life expectancy exceeds 77 years. As […]

The Importance of Research Participation

Posted on April 17, 2013 | Comments Off on The Importance of Research Participation

A common goal for anyone reading this is the eventual cure and eradication of Alzheimer’s disease.  Every 69 seconds another individual develops this devastating brain disease.  Currently, over 5.4 million […]

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