Sundowning: Symptoms and Management Strategies

Sundowning: Symptoms and Management Strategies

Sundowning is a term used to describe an increase in confusion, disorientation, restlessness, and agitation that often occurs in late afternoon or early evening in people with dementia symptoms. It is also known as “late-day confusion." Symptoms of Sundowning The...

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5 things you can do to become Dementia Aware

5 things you can do to become Dementia Aware

One of the many challenges of providing comprehensive care to a person with dementia symptoms is overcoming the disconnect that occurs when communication is ineffective. Getting through requires a refined mindset in which the caregiver filters their interactions...

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How to help those with dementia symptoms embrace holiday season

How to help those with dementia symptoms embrace holiday season

Holiday gatherings bring the entire family together – but it’s not always easy for every member of the family. Loved ones living with dementia or Alzheimer’s commonly encounter hurdles, even in the presence of close family and friends. Their symptoms could express as...

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Disturbing dreams linked to faster cognitive decline

Disturbing dreams linked to faster cognitive decline

Waking up in the middle of the night following a bad dream is not a rare occurrence and typically doesn’t raise alarm from a medical standpoint. While nearly 40 percent of adults experience at least one bad dream per month, the possible clinical significance of...

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How to overcome dementia denial

How to overcome dementia denial

It’s human nature to compartmentalize feelings or enter denial mode in the face of adversity. Individuals with signs of cognitive decline and their family members can experience dementia denial as a human expression of survival. Denial kicks in when there's something...

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New study analyzes thyroid disease as dementia risk factor

New study analyzes thyroid disease as dementia risk factor

While underactive thyroid disease is treatable, people with hypothyroidism can remain at risk for developing dementia later in life, according to a new study. Millions of adults take daily medication for hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. This happens...

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Study shows link between heart disease and dementia

Study shows link between heart disease and dementia

Health concerns typically grow as people age. From heart disease, arthritis, fall injuries, diabetes and dementia symptoms, these outward signs will begin to become apparent as people age. Some health concerns aren’t always obvious or related, but a new study shows...

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Loss of smell linked to early dementia symptoms

Loss of smell linked to early dementia symptoms

Anosmia, or the loss of smell, can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s-related complications, according to a new study that focused on observations of older, healthy adults. The loss of smell could also indicate the accumulation of proteins, such as amyloid-beta and tau,...

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New dementia center offers comprehensive care to Arizonans

New dementia center offers comprehensive care to Arizonans

A $25 million campus will provide Arizonans with a comprehensive facility that addresses a range of symptoms and forms of dementia, helping fulfill a need of the aging community. Called the Dementia Care and Education Center, the state-of-the-art medical facility is...

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