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Redirecting Dementia

Gary, a former dentist living in a dementia care center, gets confused — and it worries him. See staff “redirect” him and relieve his anxiety.

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Care Tip: Stop Correcting Them!

Teresa Youngstrom is a registered nurse. She offers a quick tip for caregivers, friends and family when visiting or living with someone with dementia to help smooth the way. Watch now.

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5 Types of Blood Pressure Meds Can Reduce Dementia Risk

A global team of scientists has found by tracking the health of more than 31,000 adults through six longitudinal studies that treating high blood pressure with medication reduces the risk of dementia by 12 percent. It reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease even more – by 16 percent. Find out why.

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