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Get Help With Dementia Care

A person with dementia will need more care as their disease progresses due to changes in their memory, thinking, and behavior. It can be challenging for caregivers or family members to help manage these changes. Whether the disease is in its early or late stages, there are resources and services that can help! Types ofContinue reading “Get Help With Dementia Care”

Are You Safe to Drive on the Road?

As you age, changes in your health can affect your driving skills. Some changes that can affect your ability to drive safely may include: Stiff joints and muscles that make it difficult to turn your head to look back, turn the steering wheel quickly, or brake safely. Trouble seeing people, things, and movement outside of yourContinue reading “Are You Safe to Drive on the Road?”

5 Activity Ideas for People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Staying active with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease is important. Doing things together can help improve your loved one’s quality of life and help manage behavior changes that may come as their disease progresses. Here are some examples of activities you can safely do with your loved one who has Alzheimer’s: Make aContinue reading “5 Activity Ideas for People With Alzheimer’s Disease”

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys a person’s memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Following a diagnosis, a person with Alzheimer’s or a loved one may have questions about the disease. Frequently asked questions include: What are the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? WhatContinue reading “8 Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease”