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What to Expect in Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

What to Expect in Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting a positive Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can be jarring for patients and their families. They need to prepare for many significant changes over time, seek support, and ensure that their loved one is always well-cared for during every stage of the disease....

6 Common Reasons Why Seniors Can Unexpectedly Lose Weight

6 Common Reasons Why Seniors Can Unexpectedly Lose Weight

In most cases, weight loss is a good thing. Shedding excess pounds through proper diet and exercise offers a whole host of health benefits, including reduced blood pressure, lower risk of diabetes, and a stronger heart for people of all ages. However, if an elder...

Home Safety Tips for People with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Home Safety Tips for People with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

An important aspect of preserving the well-being of someone experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is to make their home as safe as possible not only from physical injury, but also to minimize confusion and fear. We’ve compiled these home safety tips to help...

Reduce the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Reduce the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

When people think about Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, one of their first thoughts is how to avoid developing them. Although medical researchers haven’t been able to pinpoint what exactly causes these conditions, they’ve been able to ascertain what can lead to them,...

Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

Many people ask us what is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It’s a fair question, because the two terms are often used together without really drawing a distinct line between what makes them unique. The truth is that there are more similarities...

Why Is Depression Often Mistaken for Dementia?

Why Is Depression Often Mistaken for Dementia?

When it comes to taking care of their aging loved ones, families are often careful to take notice of changes to the person’s personality, mood, and behaviour. Oftentimes, two conditions come to mind when these distinct changes take place: depression or dementia. There...

Transforming Dementia Care by Preserving Personhood

Transforming Dementia Care by Preserving Personhood

When families hear that a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, they often respond with feelings of despair that their beloved relative or friend will never be the same again.  These are perfectly normal reactions, but as a trained...

Why I’ve Dedicated My Life to Elder Care

Why I’ve Dedicated My Life to Elder Care

When people ask me why I’m so dedicated to elder care, my thoughts drift back in time to my grandmother.  I grew up in Shanghai, China during the early 70s in a multi-story apartment. Our home was always brimming with family activity. On the ground floor was the...