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Can Nicotine Cause Alzheimer’s?

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Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that can affect many older adults. You may have read about a debate on whether nicotine can cause Alzheimer’s. There is research to make matters more confusing. Some suggest nicotine can help prevent Alzheimer’s, while other research shows smoking (the primary method of ingesting nicotine) increases an […]

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When to Move from Independent Living to Assisted Living

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer for when a senior should move from independent to assisted living. However, some signs that it’s time to make the transition include an increased risk of falls, difficulty with daily tasks, feelings of isolation or loneliness, a decline in physical or mental capabilities, or excessive caregiver stress. Assisted living may […]

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Books About Dementia: Learn About the Challenges

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Alzheimer’s, dementia, and all kinds of memory impairment can be extremely challenging for those affected and their families. Whether you’re the caregiver of a parent with memory loss or simply looking to learn more about the condition, it can seem like there’s an endless amount of information. Where do you even start? If you’re looking […]

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Visiting A Family Member in Assisted Living

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Entering an assisted living community can be a significant transition for both older adults and their families. One common question that arises is, “How often should I visit my family member in assisted living?” Striking the right balance between maintaining independence and providing support is crucial. Some considerations to help you determine the optimal frequency […]

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Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home: What to Know

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When a loved one gets older, many families may face a difficult decision about their care. Many options are available, but the 2 most common terms are assisted living and nursing home care.  While the 2 terms are often used interchangeably, they are actually quite different. Understanding these distinctions and what programs can offer your […]

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Is Stress Associated With Alzheimer’s?

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As we age, our risk of developing forms of cognitive decline and memory impairment increase, so it’s perfectly natural to want to do everything we can to avoid developing conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. This degenerative disorder is being studied to determine what factors can lead to its development, and one factor being investigated is stress. […]

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