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Protecting Dignity and Safety When a Senior Has Alzheimer's

Family caregiving can be a very rewarding experience. The role of caregiver gives loved ones an opportunity to bond and create memories. One aspect of caregiving that adult children and other family members struggle with, though, is personal care.

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Caring for the Caregiver Helps Protect the Health of a Senior with Dementia

Much has been written about the need for family caregivers to protect their own health, and for good reason. Caregivers are more likely than their non-caregiving peers to experience a wide range of health issues. These include back problems, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.

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How to Respond When a Senior with Alzheimer's Expresses Anger

If you are the caregiver for a friend or family member who has Alzheimer’s disease, one challenge you might encounter is what to do when they express anger. Loved ones are often intimidated by a sudden angry outburst or by escalating aggression. It can feel like the senior is deliberately being difficult.

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Beyond Alzheimer's: 7 Other Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that most adults are at least somewhat familiar with. The symptoms most people associate with Alzheimer’s are forgetfulness and getting lost. But while Alzheimer’s disease accounts for nearly 75 percent of all dementia diagnoses, there are other forms of dementia, too. Below, we take a look at seven additional types of dementia and the symptoms of each.

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Navigating Sexual Relationships When a Loved One Has Memory Loss

People living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have the same basic human needs as anyone else. This includes sexual expression, which may be uncomfortable to discuss, but cannot be ignored.

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6 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

We all occasionally misplace our belongings or have problems remembering a new acquaintance’s name. Infrequent lapses like these aren’t unusual in the course of modern life.

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How to Cope When a Loved One with Alzheimer's Develops a Romantic Crush

Having a romantic relationship can be as common for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease as with any other person. However, it’s a situation that can be awkward for families to experience if their loved one is in a previously committed relationship with someone else. 

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Dementia Caregiving: How Can I Use the Validation Method to Help Me?

When a senior close to you has dementia, one concern that often arises is how to stay connected to them. As memory loss advances and communication skills become compromised, it can be more difficult to do. Sunrise team members in our memory care neighborhoods employ the Validation Method.

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