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Dealing With Dementia: Strategies for Nursing Home Staff

It’s estimated that over 55 million people worldwide have dementia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The slow decline and sudden emotional changes of an individual with dementia make it one of the most challenging diseases to care for. Skilled nursing facilities can help alleviate some of this burden as faculty are trained to…

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Innovations in Alzheimer’s Care in Nursing Facilities

In 2021, Alzheimer’s disease claimed 119,399 lives in the U.S., making it the seventh-highest cause of death in the nation. Almost half a million people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s each year. Alzheimer’s is often equated with dementia, but that’s inaccurate. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia with specific symptoms. Memory loss is a primary symptom of Alzheimer’s, with those…

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Seven Tips for Caring for Someone With Dementia

Dementia is a common medical condition affecting a person’s cognitive functions. Types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia (LBD). People with any type of dementia may forget who they and their loved ones are, wander, and struggle to perform routine tasks, such as getting dressed. As lifespans increase, the rate of dementia…

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Recent Alzheimer’s Studies and News

Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder that affects memory, cognitive function, and behavior, is a growing health concern worldwide. Discovered in 1906, Alzheimer’s is now the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. As researchers continue to delve into the complexities of this devastating condition, recent studies have shed light on promising new…

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What Is Brain Atrophy and How Do We Combat It?

Many worry that with age will come lost memories and a certain degree of lost intellect. Unfortunately, this can be a reality for some. A study published by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) suggests that the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) increases as we age. Their results showed that the rate of MCI…

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What is Mixed Dementia?

Learning you or a loved one has developed dementia can create a mixture of powerful emotions. Many often resort to sifting through an abundance of information to gain knowledge about this diagnosis, and it can quickly become an overwhelming task. At Haven Health, we feel you should be able to achieve the knowledge you need…

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What Is Cognitive Decline?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ), somewhere between 12 – 18% of patients over 60 experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The ALZ also notes that fewer than one in five people in the U.S. know what MCI is, believing that the symptoms are just “normal” parts of aging. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case. Often,…

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What Is a Memory Care Facility?

When your loved one is faced with memory loss due to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or brain injury, it can be challenging to know where to turn for help. The needs can feel overwhelming at times. However, there is support for those who need it. Memory care facilities can assist those struggling with memory issues who…

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Brain-Boosting Foods To Improve Memory and Concentration

Cognitive decline is something that many of us will experience as we age. While there is no magic cure for normal age-related memory changes or diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, there may be some habits that can help support memory function as we age. Research suggests¹ that when it comes to improved cognitive function…

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What Is Sundown Syndrome?

Sundown syndrome is a term used to describe a behavioral change in people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other similar neurological conditions. The official sundown syndrome definition describes a state of confusion that usually takes place in the late afternoon, but it can continue into the evening hours. Sundown syndrome is not a disease itself, but…

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