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Caregivers need care, too

Caregivers need care, too

Looking out for a loved one or individual with cognitive decline can be rewarding, if not mentally and physically demanding all at the same time. Sadly, fatigue, burnout and low morale are not uncommon among the army of family caregivers. The job is demanding and...

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The long-lasting social impact of dementia on society

The long-lasting social impact of dementia on society

With more than 55 million people currently living with dementia, it is a far-reaching issue that impacts the lives of many, including those living with dementia, their caregivers and the entire community around them. In addition to the medical, social and political...

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Exercise as a tool to prevent dementia

Exercise as a tool to prevent dementia

I often get asked if there are ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or any of the causes of dementia symptoms and, through my research, what comes up over and over again is that healthy lifestyle choices are proven to delay brain function loss. Currently, about 5.8...

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The lingering toll of COVID-19 on dementia care

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

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

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

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

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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