Dementia/Alzheimer’s

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Dementia Care & Autonomy: Seniors At Home Visits Amsterdam to Unlock the Secrets of The Hogeweyk

Staying on the cutting edge of treatments for people with memory loss and their families is vital for the industry-leading team behind Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care. That’s why, recently, we embarked on a transformative journey to explore what could be the future of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Joined by colleagues from Rhoda […]

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Community Counts: How Local Resources Support the Families of People Experiencing Memory Loss

If your loved one is experiencing memory loss, you’re likely familiar with the significant challenges this condition presents—things about them that have always been familiar to you may be changing, and their needs can be different from one day to the next. As the disease progresses, you might feel isolated and overwhelmed by the support

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Finding the Words: Tips for Communicating with a Person Experiencing Memory Loss

Talking to a loved one who’s experiencing memory loss or dementia can be a challenging or frustrating experience. Your loved one might not only have trouble recalling recent events but also could struggle to follow conversations or find the right words to express themselves. The Seniors At Home Center for Dementia Care works with families

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Understanding Sundown Syndrome

By Dr. Catherine Madison, Neurologist at Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care “Sundowning”, or sundown syndrome, is a common condition that affects up to 80% of people with dementia at some point in the course of their illness. Patients with dementia who sundown become confused and agitated in the late afternoon and evening hours,

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Is It Dementia, or a Treatable Condition?

By Dr. Catherine Madison, Neurologist, Seniors At Home

Your loved one is starting to show signs of memory loss or confusion. They’re having trouble concentrating and seem to get frustrated easily. It’s natural to wonder: Could they be in the early stages of dementia? With society’s increasing awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the medical community has shifted toward earlier evaluation of

Is It Dementia, or a Treatable Condition?

By Dr. Catherine Madison, Neurologist, Seniors At Home

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Is It Depression? Is It Dementia? Maybe It’s Both

Aging can bring changes in routine and social isolation that can be very difficult for older adults. Loneliness or stress can cause your senior loved one to feel particularly down or less engaged than usual in their daily lives. Could they be suffering from depression, or has isolation brought out an underlying mild dementia? Dr.

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Balancing Medication Management and Dementia:

Tips to Help Those Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss Older adults often take multiple medications, vitamins, and supplements, and while this can be beneficial in many ways, it also increases the risk of medication mix-ups. In rare but serious cases, these simple mistakes can become dangerous and even fatal. Managing medications for

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Gloria and Dawn

Bridging the Gap: The Value of Comprehensive Dementia Support for Families

Dawn was barely keeping her head above water a year ago. The COVID-19 lockdowns were well underway, she was juggling a considerable teaching load and research demands as a University professor, and she was caring for her mother, who has dementia. As a result, Dawn was living on overdrive, and she was struggling. Fortunately, she

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