What Is Anosognosia?

When a loved one develops Alzheimer’s disease, personality, mood and memory change, as the brain cells progressively deteriorate. Mom or dad may not remember you, other family members or close friends. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops this disease in the US every 65 seconds. But, what if your loved one does not know…

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Tips for Moving to a Dementia Community

When a loved one needs professional nursing care, it can impact the whole family. What makes the situation even more stressful is when the senior suffers from dementia. Whether for safety or financial reasons, mom or dad needs round-the-clock attention at a specialized dementia care facility. Thankfully, a skilled nursing facility like West Hartford Health…

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Is Dementia Linked to Diabetes?

Did you know nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes? Most suffer from Type 2, which is the result of poor diet and lack of exercise, while less than 10 percent are born with Type 1. With diabetes, your body is less able to convert sugar to energy. Over time, this chronic disease can cause damage…

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Communicating with Someone Who Has Dementia

It is very difficult to watch your loved one’s health deteriorate from a progressive disease like dementia. There are many different forms of dementia, from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s, and all weaken the mind over time. However, what can be most challenging to accept is the change in your family member’s personality. Whether it’s Mom, Dad…

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