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Separating Fact from Fiction: 5 Common Alzheimer’s Myths Debunked

Alzheimer’s disease was originally discovered more than a century ago. Despite the billions of dollars that have been spent on research, the deadly form of dementia is still pretty much a mystery to us. There’s no cure, treatment or clear cause for the disease. With so many questions left unanswered, there are plenty of Alzheimer’s …

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Caring for Family Members with Alzheimer’s

Living with someone who has Alzheimer’s is far from easy, but when you’re the main caregiver, life can feel downright impossible sometimes. Here’s a quick guide on how to alleviate stress in different areas.
Bathing
Prepare. Bathing can be a traumatic time for some people and the more you can do to make your family member feel …

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Top Issues Currently Affecting Seniors

In separate pieces, the United States government and National Council on Aging published information on the most common issues that affect seniors.
 
Health
The U.S. government, on Nov. 12, 2013, updated their list of …

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Pet Therapy for Veterans and Other Seniors

With Veterans Day only a few days away, most people will take a few minutes to remember the sacrifices that seniors made for us. What we don’t realize, however, is the lasting psychological consequences that seniors have to live with, and how it affects them on a daily basis. Something small, like visiting them with a licensed therapy dog, can make a huge difference in their mood and affect.

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