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Alzheimer's & dementia

Dementia is the general medical term used to describe a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia. Most common in aging adults, dementia can interfere with daily life and impair mental functions.

Books, movies & more about dementia and Alzheimer's

Whether you're living with dementia or Alzheimer's or you're caring for a loved one, it's not always easy to feel understood. Finding connection through books, movies, tv, and more is often the best way to remind yourself that you're never alone. These experiences aren't universal, but they do offer a new perspective and a dose of human connection. Most importantly, they're a reminder that we all have a story to tell.

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Caring for parent with dementia

Many children act as caregivers for aging parents with dementia, but this comes with a unique set of challenges. Even prepared family members can find the weight of this type of diagnosis overwhelming. Not only do you need to have an understanding of how dementia works, but you also need to know your options for caretaking, legal planning, and so on in the future. Preparedness is the best way to avoid uncertainty.

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End-of-life planning for someone with dementia

End-of-life planning is never one-size-fits-all, but it's especially challenging for someone with dementia. The family often needs to guide loving ones through this process, and they might need to make difficult decisions on the loved one's behalf. Understanding the various legal steps involved in end-of-life planning, as well as the conversations you need to have, is the best way to prepare yourself for what lies ahead.

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Memory care & assisted living

Assisted living is a housing facility for adults who cannot live independently or choose not to. Memory care is a type of assisted living specifically for those with memory issues, like dementia or Alzheimer's disease. There are different types of assisted living facilities, and it's important to weigh your options whether you're planning for yourself or a loved one. When chosen thoughtfully, these facilities improve residents' quality of life and provide medical support.

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All Articles about Alzheimer's & dementia

20 Great Blogs About Living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

20 Short Funeral Poems About Alzheimer’s or Dementia

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

How Aging Adults Can Stay Mentally Sharp: 15 Tips

By Amanda Lambert, MS, CMC, ALCP

12 Key Questions to Ask a Memory Care Facility

By Amanda Lambert, MS, CMC, ALCP