Category Archives for Dementia

Therapeutic Fibbing: Are White Lies Acceptable in Dementia Care?

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Honesty is the best policy, right? When caring for a loved one with dementia, caregivers are frequently faced with questions from their loved one that are removed from reality. A person with dementia may ask when a long-deceased relative is coming to visit, when he or she can return home, or a variety of other […]

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What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s and How to Get Help

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With an astounding 47 million estimated diagnoses throughout the world, including more than 5 million in the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease touches most of us in one way or another. When you or someone you love hears the words, “It’s Alzheimer’s,” it’s important to educate yourself as much as possible to know what to expect […]

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Is it Dementia? Learn the Common Signs of Dementia in Older Adults

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If you’ve noticed that your older parent seems more forgetful than usual, it may give you pause. Could the signs that you’re seeing be typical age-related memory loss, or the sign of something more serious, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Contact us online or call us at (636) 493-9058 to learn how we can […]

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Help Ease Anxiety and Agitation for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Memory loss is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, and with more than 5 million Americans living with the disease, it is perhaps the most well-known symptom. But along with memory loss, many newly diagnosed individuals also struggle with anxiety and agitation, often in response to the fear they are experiencing as memory loss symptoms increase and […]

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How to Identify if an Older Adult Needs Assistance at Home

When to Bring In Professional Help for a Senior Aging at Home

The signs at first may be quite subtle. An older adult you love may begin to be a bit more forgetful. There may be a shift in how the home is maintained, such as dishes left in the sink, or the yardwork left unattended. Identifying the defining line that indicates the need for home care […]

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