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Dementia Care

Federal Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease

By |November 9th, 2015|

The Alzheimer’s Association recently published this federal update regarding funding for Alzheimer’s research. Please take a few minutes to review the information. If you are so inclined, click through the links below to contact your […]

Senior Wellness: Benefits of Turmeric for Cognitive Decline

By |April 30th, 2015|

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 […]

April 15: CT Alzheimer’s Lobby Day

By |April 9th, 2015|

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 […]

Personal Locators: Keeping People with Dementia Safe

By |June 1st, 2014|

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

By |April 13th, 2014|

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 […]

Living Alone with Dementia

By |January 26th, 2014|

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 […]

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

By |November 13th, 2013|

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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 […]

Innovative Trials to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Underway

By |July 1st, 2013|

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 […]

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

By |May 28th, 2013|

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 […]

Reminiscence: A Powerful Eldercare Tool For Seniors With Dementia

By |February 4th, 2013|

Reminiscence is the recollections of memories of the past. In caring for our seniors, it can be a very important and often overlooked aspect of homecare.  It is considered to be beneficial to a person’s […]