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Alzheimer's Disease: 10 Early Signs and Symptoms

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 24th, 2014

More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is expected to skyrocket as the baby boomer generation continues to age. Alzheimer’s is now the country’s sixth leading cause of death; every sixty-seven seconds another American develops the disease.

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The Link Between Falling and Alzheimer’s Disease

By: Marissa Salvesen
March 20th, 2014

While there is presently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, doctors have found effective treatments that may be useful in helping to slow the progression of this devastating disease. Pinpointing Alzheimer's disease early is one of the most important things you can do for your loved one. This allows for earlier treatment of the disease, which may help preserve cognitive abilities for a longer length of time.

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7 Reasons to Consider Assisted Living

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 2nd, 2013

There are many valid reasons to consider assisted living, with each holding a different value depending on your personal journey. Assisted living communities provide a broad range of services and your decision to consider making a move will depend on both your present and future needs and the timeline in which those needs must be met.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s, or Old Age: The Differences

By: Elizabeth Bemis
July 19th, 2013

When a physician says: “Your mom is showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease” your first reaction may be one of shock and anxiety.  On the other hand, if he say’s “she has a little bit of dementia” you might feel a sense of relief thinking dementia comes with old age, and “at least she doesn’t have Alzheimer’s.”

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The Benefits of a Snoezelen Room for Alzheimer’s Care

By: Elizabeth Bemis
May 22nd, 2013

If you’ve never heard of the Dutch term Snoezelen (pronounced “snuzelen”), formed by the words “sniff and doze,” you’re probably not alone! Snoezelen is a type of therapy originally founded in Holland for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities.  A Snoezelen Room is a therapeutic environment created for the express purpose of delivering high levels of stimuli to patients with dementia. A private room displays optical illusions with combined lighting effects, aromas, colors, textures and sounds to stimulate a person’s olfactory, auditory and gustatory systems.

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