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Types of Hallucinations in the Elderly

Hallucinations are sensations, thoughts or perceptions that feel completely real, yet are created entirely by your own mind. Hallucinations can be very scary, and very hard to diagnose. Unfortunately, they are very common in the elderly population, which often leads to the elderly feeling confused. Hallucinations can affect any of your five senses, one at a time, or all at once. For this reason, they can be very disorienting. However, if an elderly person lives alone and is having hallucinations, then it may take months or even years to catch....

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Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate for Seniors

If you are a chocolate lover, then reading this article could make you very happy. Although it may seem a little farfetched, dark chocolate can actually help improve your health. If eaten in moderation, dark chocolate can lead to wonderful health benefits, especially in seniors. The main benefits from dark chocolate come from its antioxidants. By eating one serving of the sweet treat on a daily basis you can dramatically decrease the level of free radicals in your blood. Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals that are generated in your system....

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The Differences between Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are both forms of dementia so they are often believed to be the same condition or mistaken for each other. There are some areas where the diseases are similar, but there are also clear differences between the two and it is important for family caregivers to be able to discern between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In this article we would like to share some information about the differences between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Commonality To start, Alzheimer’s disease is much more common than...

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Common Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects people worldwide and because of that many common myths have developed about Alzheimer’s disease that are not true. Family caregivers should make sure that they know what is true and what is not so that they know what signs to look for in their loved ones if they have or might be developing Alzheimer’s disease. In this article we would like to offer some information for family caregivers about common myths related to the Alzheimer’s disease. The first common myth is that Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented....

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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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Tips on How to Care for an Elderly Person with Sundowner’s Syndrome

Sundowner’s syndrome is very common in seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; unfortunately experts are not sure what are the causes and it can be very frustrating for family members and caregivers to deal with. Knowing what to expect and how to try to treat the symptoms is the best way to help care for seniors with Sundowner’s syndrome. In this article we would like to offer some tips on how to care for an elderly person with Sundowner’s syndrome. Sundowner’s syndrome gets its name from the fact that symptoms...

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Tips on How to Make a Memory Box for An Elderly Loved One

Seniors often suffer from memory loss, especially if they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, so a memory box can be a great way to help them keep their memories alive. Family caregivers and other family members can get together to collect things that are important to their elderly loved one and compile a memory box for them. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some tips on how to make a memory box for your senior loved one. Preparing the Box When creating a memory box...

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Musical Activities for Seniors & Elderly

Music is something that people of all ages can enjoy and there are a variety of ways that seniors can enjoy music in their free time. Music can be a very beneficial therapy for seniors as it can help liven up their mood and awaken old memories of fun and happy times from their past. In this article we would like to offer some fun activities that seniors can engage in to enjoy music while spending time with others. Songs Selection The first thing to keep in mind when choosing...

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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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