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The Differences between Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and some studies suggest that lewy body dementia is the second most common form while others suggest that it is actually the third most common. It is important to note that Alzheimer’s disease and lewy body dementia are not the same thing and they have different symptoms even though they are both a type of dementia. In this article we would like to offer some information for family caregivers about the differences between dementia with lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s disease so...

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Recommended Movies about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Movies that deal with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are often hard to find but they do exist. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer a list of movies that feature Alzheimer’s disease or dementia that family caregivers can watch to gain some insight into these diseases. The Notebook The first movie on the list is the most popular one. The Notebook is a love story where Noah, the husband, reads to his wife Allie who has Alzheimer’s disease. Noah tries to remind his wife of memories of...

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Doll Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects many senior citizens and can be hard for both the patient and their caregiver to deal with, especially as the disease progresses. Researchers have found a new type of therapy called doll therapy that can be very beneficial for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients to engage in. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some information about doll therapy for family caregivers who are interested in trying this therapy with their loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Description Doll therapy involves providing a lifelike...

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Tips on How to Cope With Aggressive Dementia Patients

Providing care for an elderly loved one can be a difficult task at times, especially if your loved one suffers from dementia. Aggression is often a side effect of dementia, and many family caregivers and family members find this hard to manage at times. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to share some tips on how to cope with aggressive dementia patients so that you can provide care to your loved one without anyone getting hurt in the process. Remain Clam The first thing that family caregivers should...

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Brain Boosting Activities for Seniors (Part 2 of 2)

Our last article detailed the benefits of stimulating the brain as we age and included two activities that are designed to do that. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to provide a wide variety of brain boosting activities for our readers, in this article we will include some logic and sport based activities. If your loved one is interested in all of these activities, you can encourage them to try all of them and rotate their activity schedule so that they will be able to stimulate more areas...

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Brain Boosting Activities for Seniors (Part 1 of 2)

As we age, many seniors begin to lose some of their mental capabilities and cognitive functioning ability. We at Carefect Home Care Services understand that this is a serious concern for many adults, and we would like to provide some tips for activities that can boost brain activity in seniors. Family caregivers who start to notice cognitive decline in their loved ones should help facilitate activities that will boost their brain activity. As people age, their brain begins to lose some of its weight and volume which can cause disruptions...

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Alcohol’s effect on Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Several studies have shown that alcohol can have a direct effect on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In this article we would like to discuss the results of several studies that were done on this subject so that all of the caregivers and family members of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients will be aware of how alcohol can affect the disease. Those who drink alcohol on a daily basis have shown to have a decreased chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease when compared to those who abstain from drinking or very...

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Foods that may reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Most people do not consider how their food choices now can help them prevent serious illnesses later in their life. We at Carefect Home Care Services understand the importance of food choices in the prevention and risk reduction of Alzheimer’s disease, and we hope that sharing our knowledge will be of use to those who are potentially at risk. Starting a proper diet now can help reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s in the future which is extremely important if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. Omega 3...

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Mealtime Tips for Dementia Caregivers

For many people, mealtime is a favorite part of the day, but for many seniors it can become a hassle. We at Carefect Home Care Services understand the difficulties that many seniors and caregivers face when dealing with mealtime and are here to offer suggestions to make the process easier. One of the main concerns when it comes to mealtime for dementia patients is safety. Many dementia patients will face problems with their memory which can cause problems in their daily life when it comes to doing simple tasks that...

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Types of Dementia (Part 2)

This post cotinues the review of the differetn types of dementia. Dementia with Lewy Bodies Dementia with Lewy Bodies is a type of dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. It is characterized anatomically by the presence of Lewy bodies, which are round clumps of proteins in the neurons. The sufferer will have visual hallucinations, like seeing colors, shapes, animals or people that are not there or having conversations with deceased loved ones. Many people with Parkinson's disease eventually develop problems with reasoning and thinking. Also, people with this form...

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