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New Year’s & Reminiscence Therapy

NEW YEAR’S TIP: New Year’s Eve can still be a fun, enjoyable experience for loved ones with dementia. It’s a perfect moment to reflect on past moments that warmed the soul.
Learn how reminiscing makes for a great activity.

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Alzheimer’s: What Not to Say

[VIDEO] TIPS FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS & CAREGIVERS. The title says it all. Whether caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or just visiting, be wise & avoid these phrases.

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Joyful Holidays Despite Dementia

VIDEO & ARTICLE CARE TIPS:

This season is filled with family and friends, laughter and reminiscing. Learn ways to prevent dementia’s stress, frustration, and loneliness. Fill the holiday with joy.

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8 Care Tips to Boost Holiday Joy

ALZHEIMER’S & HOLIDAY PLANS: Relatives with dementia may be frail or have special emotional, mental and physical health needs. Check out these ways to help them enjoy the holiday season.

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10 Gift Ideas When Living with Alzheimer’s

DEMENTIA GIFT IDEAS: People with Alzheimer’s may lose abilities, but feelings still matter. What once wasn’t much of a gift, may now be a great one. What were nice presents may no longer be right. See these thoughtful suggestions.

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A Holiday to Remember

Watch this heartwarming story about a woman’s holiday journey. She gifts her grandmother with Alzheimer’s the memories from years past. All told from the front-seat of a classic Chevrolet Suburban.

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If you couldn’t see your mashed potatoes,  you probably wouldn’t eat them. That’s why what “The Red Plate Study” found was astonishing! Alzheimer’s patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates. Find out why.

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