Dementia/Alzheimer’s

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Fighting the Progression of Alzheimer’s

A Review of Aduhelm, the New FDA-Approved Drug for Alzheimer’s By Dr. Catherine Madison, Neurologist, Seniors At Home The recent FDA approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab (Aduhelm) is being widely discussed and we wanted to help our community better understand this new potential treatment. It is important to note this is the first […]

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Has the Pandemic Changed Your Brain?

Eight Signs of Possible Cognitive Decline Over the last year, older adults have been to staying home in order to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, the social isolation that has come with stay at home orders has taken a toll on many seniors. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that there were approximately 16% more dementia-related deaths

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Like Part of the Family: Navigating Alzheimer’s with a Care Manager

Joe was sixty-five when he received a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The signs had been there for several years, but each individual symptom seemed minor. Joe lived alone so the day-to-day decline went unnoticed. He often lost his keys, forgot to make payments, and got upset over simple things. It wasn’t until he started

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How to Have a Successful Video Call with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

By Andrea Korsunsky, BSW, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care Finding ways to stay connected with people we care about is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of life during COVID-19. When you have a loved one who has dementia, virtual communication can be especially daunting—but it is also extremely important. While

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Dementia and Quarentine: 5 Tips on How to Cope

A Message from Andrea Korsunsky, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care As we encounter disruption to our usual routine, it is important to adapt our approach as we connect with people who have dementia. When interacting with our loved ones with dementia, the goal at all times is to support and maintain feelings

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6 Ways to Prevent Social Isolation for Those Diagnosed with Dementia

When a family member is diagnosed with dementia, some often wonder whether they should share the diagnosis with friends or other family members. Andrea Korsunsky, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care, says, “Many families feel that they are breaking confidentiality or trust when disclosing information about their loved one’s cognitive impairment with friends

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8 Tips to Minimize the Behaviors of “Sundowning”

For some people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, the evening hours can bring increased agitation, confusion, and restlessness. Some may even experience hallucinations or energy surges. This unusual evening behavior is commonly known as “sundowning” or “sundown syndrome” and typically occurs as the daylight fades in the late afternoon and early evening. Andrea

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New Social Day Program to Help Growing Number of Adults with Dementia in Marin

Resources for Marin families who are caring for a loved one with memory loss are expanding. On January 29, 2019, Senior Access—which has provided memory wellness programming in Marin County for over 45 years—dissolved as a non-profit agency and on January 30, Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) opened Skyview Day Club, a new program

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How to Engage a Loved One with Dementia During the Holidays

During the hustle and bustle of holiday gatherings, family members with dementia are often left out on the sidelines. This can leave them feeling disconnected or disoriented, and can potentially create disruptive behavior. “The holidays can be an especially stressful or lonely time for people who have dementia,” notes Andrea Korsunsky, Director of Seniors At

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