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Creating a Safer Home Environment When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's

If an older adult in your life has Alzheimer’s disease, you may have already noticed how their environment impacts their behavior. Too much noise and confusion can increase agitation. By contrast, an orderly, peaceful environment may help the senior feel more relaxed.

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Safety Technology for Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

When a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, safety is a leading concern for loved ones. Because the disease typically causes memory loss and impaired judgment, finding discreet, noninvasive ways to keep a senior loved one safe is important. In recent years, technology has made that easier.

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What to Do When a Loved One Doesn't Understand They Have Alzheimer's

What if you had Alzheimer’s disease, but didn’t know it?

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How to Use Music Therapy When a Senior Has Alzheimer's

Music can help us reconnect with some of life’s fondest moments, such as a high school dance or your wedding. For older adults who have dementia, music can be a means of reminiscing.

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How to Facilitate Successful Days for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

When a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, loved ones may struggle to find ways to help them feel productive and successful. As physical and cognitive losses mount, it is easy to focus on what they can’t do and overlook the skills and abilities that remain. We have some suggestions you can use to create more meaningful days for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

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How to Evaluate Memory Care for a Loved One with Dementia

When a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia, their family often struggles to determine the best way to care for them. A spouse, who may be coping with health challenges of their own, might not be able to keep up with their partner’s unique needs. Adult children might live far away or be busy with a career and family of their own.

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Verbal and Nonverbal Validation Techniques to Use When a Senior Has Dementia

The Validation Method is an empathetic way of communicating with older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Rather than redirecting your loved one or using white lies, caregivers should use Validation to step into the shoes of their loved one and truly feel the needs they are attempting to express.

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Early Warning Signs: Is a Change in Personality a Symptom of Alzheimer's?

Some early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t as obvious as others. While many people associate Alzheimer’s with forgetfulness and confusion, other signs of the disease are easier to overlook. A change in behavior is one.

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