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Can You Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a slowly progressive brain disease that begins before symptoms are apparent. Early symptoms include short-term memory loss, apathy, and depression. As the disease progresses, other symptoms can appear suchas impaired communication, poor judgment, disorientation and confusion, behavior changes, and difficulty with swallowing, speaking or walking. Many doctors believe that treatments for Alzheimer’s can …

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10 Different Types of Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a range of symptoms characterized by a decline in cognitive ability or memory, severe enough to disrupt a person’s ability to perform daily activities. Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells that interferes with the ability of cells to communicate with each other, causing changes to …

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25 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Home Health Care Agency or Caregiver

Finding the right home health care agency is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for you or your loved one. Before you make that decision, consider interviewing multiple caregivers and agencies. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of 25 frequently asked questions that will help you get the answers you need to …

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How to Help Your Parent Manage Diabetes

Diabetes is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis among older adults. Many adults manage it without assistance, but as your parents age, other factors may come into play. Here are some ideas on how you can help your parent manage this disease. Understanding Diabetes is quite prevalent, with 9.1% of the population having the disease. However, …

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