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Depressed Senior Woman
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 ...
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Healthy Hearts: Understanding and Addressing the Health Effects of Loneliness and Isolation
Since 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson first declared February American Heart Month to bring attention to heart disease in the United States, February has been a time to educate the public about heart health, a term that brings to mind the importance of diet and exercise for a healthy ...
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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 ...
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Tips for Assessing Changes in Your Loved Ones’ Behavior
It’s natural to observe differences in the behaviors of aging family members over time. Particularly after a prolonged absence, these changes could be fairly noticeable. But how do you know if these changes are typical signs of aging, or if they signal something more concerning? Juli Koffman, Director of Seniors ...
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Temporary Home Care Can Ease the Road to Recovery
Lorraine had always been active, and at age 76, there were no signs of her slowing down. She walked every day, frequently chased her grandson around the park, and had no additional help at home. When one day Lorraine tripped on an area rug and broke her leg, her independence ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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A Guide to Senior Safety—Simple Solutions for Risks at Home
June is National Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to take stock of your home and habits to assess for potential risk factors. We’ve outlined a few key areas to keep you and your aging loved ones physically, emotionally, and financially safe at home. Fall Prevention Falls can be ...
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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 ...
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