Category Archives: Dementia Care

US House and Senate Approve $650M for Alzheimer’s Research

Last week the U.S. House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittees approved a historic $650 million increase for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Alzheimer’s Association thanks its advocates: “This would not …

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

As part of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Assisted Living Services wants to share some important information about Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.” …

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Senior Wellness: Benefits of Turmeric for Cognitive Decline

What are your thoughts on natural solutions for health issues? We all see stories in the news media, blogs and health publications about the benefits of natural remedies, but one that is extremely interesting to me is turmeric and its …

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April 15: CT Alzheimer’s Lobby Day

Attention caregivers and families! The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is holding an Alzheimer’s Lobby Day on Wednesday, April 15. Assisted Living Services wants you to know about this opportunity for you to advocate for issues important to people with Alzheimer’s. …

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Personal Locators: Keeping People with Dementia Safe

You’ve probably already read the numbers highlighting the rate of growth of dementia in the United States population. They are startling. Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. More than five …

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Dementia Wandering Worries: 6 Ways to Minimize Your Loved One’s Risk

The Alzheimer’s Association research shows that at some point 6 of 10 people who live with the disease will wander. The surprise for many families is that the wandering may occur earlier in the disease than they expect. During the …

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Living Alone with Dementia

If you or an aging loved one have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, you might be trying to find ways to stay safe at home for as long as possible. The best way …

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Holiday Hazards: What to Watch for When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

Photo Credit: mysza831 via Compfight cc Decking the halls is a traditional part of the holiday season for most families in Connecticut. When an aging loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, however, the holidays …

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Innovative Trials to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Underway

Will a pacemaker in the brain be the solution for treating Alzheimer’s disease? Across the state of Connecticut 70,000 people live with Alzheimer’s disease. Experts believe that number will grow by 12% to 76,000 people in 2025. For caregivers in …

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Does a Weakened Immune System Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Understanding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease has long been a goal of researchers around the globe. While there are many theories and much speculation, concrete evidence remains elusive. As 2012 drew to a close, newer research from two projects was …

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