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The lingering toll of COVID-19 on dementia care

The pandemic has taken a toll on just about everyone and every industry in varying degrees. Both professional and family caregivers are beginning to see the long-term impacts of more than a year of uncertainty. For many, the isolation has been detrimental to the...

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How to stop high turnover rate in memory care facilities

If you work in long-term care, you’re likely familiar with the stigma that Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and front-line staff come and go in what can feel like a revolving door. The fact that it is so familiar represents how a culture shift is needed across the...

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Ten strategies to reduce risks of cognitive decline

Receiving a dementia diagnosis is something that nobody wants to go through. While that alone can feel daunting, that doesn’t mean that avoiding a diagnosis is completely out of your control. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you may be able...

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Study predicts dementia cases will triple by 2050

A new study, shared at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Denver, predicts that the number of dementia cases will nearly triple worldwide by 2050. While the research is preliminary at this stage, the statistics highlight a disturbing upward...

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Empower caregivers with the Dementia Whisperer as your keynote

As the Dementia Whisperer and an internationally recognized dementia care speaker and author, my mission is to change the world and how all dementia care services are provided to those who are suffering from various cognitive impairments. I want to give meaning and...

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Tips for enhancing the daily lives of the memory impaired

Oftentimes in life, the “little” things are actually the most important. Small, consistent changes in routines can have a lasting impact on the lives of those in your care. Here are a few easy ways to easily enhance their lives through love and joy. Stay one step...

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Understanding the complexities of dementia

While many people think they know what dementia is, it is actually widely misunderstood. I have been asked “what is dementia?” many times over the past 20 years and am often surprised how many caregivers, professional and family, don’t actually know. However, every...

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Why Dementia-Aware training might be right for you

The caregiving community is incredibly diverse, and it seems that most agree that family and professional caregivers deserve extensive support. Did you know there is a specific name for this type of caregiving? Allow me to introduce you to “Dementia-Aware” caregiving....

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Dementia is not a disease, it is a group of symptoms

There is a lot of confusion surrounding dementia. For starters, many people mistakenly believe that dementia is a disease on its own when, in fact, it’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with the decline in thinking skills severe enough to...

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Hospice as an option for dementia care

Talking about hospice care can bring about uncomfortable feelings for many, often rooted in a lack of knowledge and misconceptions. It’s no wonder that many avoid thinking about or discussing it with family or physicians for as long as possible. However, I would like...

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