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Are There Signs of Dementia Other Than Memory Loss?

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Sep 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Many people associate dementia or Alzheimer’s disease with memory loss. While it’s true that memory loss is a significant component of these conditions, they can involve other symptoms as well. Experiencing memory loss does not always mean you have dementia, and vice versa; having dementia does not mean you will only experience memory loss.

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Topics: Memory Care

7 Tips for Communicating with a Loved One with Memory Loss

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Watching a family member living with dementia or another form of memory loss can be emotional. It can be challenging to see them forget meaningful events, cope with mood swings, and require more assistance. As the disease progresses, they may even have challenges with talking and communicating.

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Topics: Memory Care

4 Conditions That Imitate Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that impacts more than 6 million Americans and causes memory loss, thinking difficulties, and behavior problems. However, many people only associate it with memory loss.

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Recognizing and Understanding Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans and at least 50 million people worldwide. The majority of Alzheimer’s instances occur in adults 65 and older. Still, a small number of people are diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s—being in their fifties, forties, or even thirties, when diagnosed.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Great Minds Train Alike: Activities to Promote Brain Health

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Like many things, forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. As we get older, it’s completely natural and not usually a cause for concern when we misplace our keys, forget someone’s name, or miss an appointment.

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Topics: Memory Care, Helpful Tips, Health

Misconceptions About Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Oct 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Several stereotypes have come to be associated with memory loss: the image of a person who is always confused, wanders alone, gets angry easily, or doesn’t even remember their name. Not only can these stereotypes be untrue, but they can also be hurtful to those living with memory loss and their families.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Dementia vs. Delirium: Understanding the Difference

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

When it comes to providing the right care for a parent or family member, it’s important to know that cognitive changes in your parents require the same amount of care and attention as physical conditions and illnesses.

Dementia and delirium are both mental states that can severely affect a person’s ability to reason, communicate, or perform basic tasks. Because of the similarities of the two states, delirium can often go undiagnosed and untreated.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Promoting Mental Stimulation Through Shared Activities

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

If your parent or loved one has a memory impairment, it can be emotionally challenging at times. It is hard to see someone you care deeply about forget cherished memories, or even more difficult, forget who you are.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Memory Care

6 Early Signs of Dementia

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Dementia is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms that affect a person’s cognitive function, which can impact their ability to communicate, think, reason, remember, and more.

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Topics: Memory Care, Caregiving

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that develops over time in different stages. Unfortunately, one risk factor for Parkinson's disease is age. Although most people with Parkinson’s first develop the disease around 60 years old, about 5 to 10 percent of those with Parkinson's have "early-onset" disease, which can begin before the age of 50.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

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