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Demystifying Dementia: Tips for Communicating with Individuals Dealing with Memory Loss

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Gina Intoppa in older adults, in seniors, in dementia, in memory loss

Whether you have a loved one with dementia or work in a hospital or facility that provides memory care, how you communicate with those who have a dementia diagnosis can greatly impact their quality of life. Here are a few common mistakes people make when speaking to someone with memory loss and steps you can take to improve how you relate…

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Hiring Third Party Caregivers: Know Your Risks

Posted on September 5, 2017 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in caregivers, in older adults, in seniors

40% of adults age 65 and up need daily assistance, and 70% will need it at some point. With the costs of healthcare climbing, many older adults find themselves in a vulnerable and worrisome situation when it comes to getting the assistance they need. In an effort to cut costs, some are turning to third-party caregivers for their home care, but does the cost savings outweigh the risks? Experts say, “No.”

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Maintaining a Healthy Brain at Any Age

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Gina Intoppa in older adults, in seniors, in ageism

With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, researchers are working diligently to develop effective treatments and therapies. But what can you do? Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, adopting healthy habits can reduce your risk of cognitive decline and contribute to brain health. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate these habits in your daily life, and research has shown that combining them can result in maximum benefits for both the brain and body. Without further ado, here are a few ways you can take a proactive approach to maintaining a healthy brain at any age:

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