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March 14, 2024

Benefits of Montessori Programming for Dementia

Many traditional approaches to dementia care focus on managing the symptoms and behaviors of the disease, rather than enhancing the quality of life and the potential of the person. Fortunately, approaches like the Montessori method are shedding light on new ways to support seniors with dementia and improve their quality of life.

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January 10, 2024

Five Misconceptions About Alzheimer’s Disease

A type of brain disorder, Alzheimer’s disease impacts more than 6 million Americans. Signs of the condition may start gradually, such as forgetting recent events or conversations. To aid in the early detection and intervention of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to separate facts from fiction.

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December 4, 2023

The Role of Lifestyle in Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

As we age, our odds increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. While there are some risk factors outside of our control (like age and genetics), others are determined by our lifestyle choices. Here are some of the potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

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October 24, 2023

The Link Between Alcohol and Dementia

There are several factors that can increase your risk of dementia, such as age, family history, race, poor heart health, or traumatic brain injury. One concern that has also emerged is the potential link between alcohol consumption and the risk of dementia.

Find out what the research says — and the actions you can take to mitigate your risk.

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July 24, 2023

What to Look for When Choosing a Memory Care Facility

Memory care offers a level of support similar to assisted living. However, the accommodations include more comprehensive services, cognition-supporting activity programs, specially trained staff, and a more secure environment – all of which enable a fulfilling lifestyle that can positively impact one’s rate of neurocognitive decline. When choosing a memory care facility, it is essential to consider the following factors in your decision.

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July 10, 2023

Tips on Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not uncommon for family members to become their primary caregivers. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease at home – where the environment is familiar to them – is beneficial. However, it can also be very challenging. Establishing a daily routine, creating a safe home environment, planning engaging activities, improving communication, and planning for respite care will give you a roadmap in your caregiving journey.

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December 16, 2022

MIND Institute Renamed in Honor of Frank & Lynn Scaduto

The newly named Frank C. & Lynn Scaduto MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health provides accessible programs for South Floridians with neurocognitive disorders.

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June 29, 2022

Is Memory Care Right for Your Loved One?

Memory care communities provide specialized care for seniors with certain cognitive issues. But is memory care right for your loved one?

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Dementia: Tips for Better Communication with Loved Ones

Discover several proven strategies caregivers can use to foster better interactions with loved ones suffering from dementia.

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March 14, 2022

Health Benefits of Socialization

Consistent socialization is important for the health of older adults. The following are the biggest benefits of socializing for seniors.

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