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Strategies for Connecting

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Have you ever noticed that the abilities of a person living with dementia can change greatly over short periods of time? It can be extremely challenging to know what exactly to expect on a day-to-day basis. First, slowing down your initial approach can be very helpful.  Greet them from a small distance away. Watch their…

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Strategies For Dealing With Caregiver Stress

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The emotional and physical demands involved with caregiving can strain even the most resilient person. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of the many resources and tools available to help you provide care for your loved one. Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for anyone…

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Validation Therapy and Dementia Care

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Validation is a good feeling. Most of us try to surround ourselves with people who, through their words and actions, make us feel understood and supported. The need to feel validated doesn’t disappear when someone develops Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, but it can be hard for loves ones and caregivers to provide…

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7 Ways of Helping a Person with Dementia Symptoms Feel Less Anxious

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This article was originally posted on TeepaSnow.com, written by Valerie Feurich.  Read the original article here >   As you go through life, you may tend to take for granted the amazing feats and abilities of your brain. Remembering where you parked the car, how to make your favorite pasta dish, or being able to…

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Tips for meeting nutritional needs for those living with memory loss

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Eating a healthy and balanced diet can be a challenge for anyone, but for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, it often falls on caregivers to ensure meals are adequately prepared, served, and eaten. Outside of making sure appropriate nutrient and caloric needs are being met, caregivers for those with cognitive illnesses may also have…

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Primrose Tax Write-Offs

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The IRS issued new guidance on the tax rules on long-term care services and insurance in early 1997. For this year, the following rules apply. Please check with your tax preparer for details. 2019 Publication 502 IRS Topic 502 – Medical and Dental Expenses If you itemize your deductions for a taxable year on Form…

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Tax Write-Offs for Long Term Care Facilities

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The IRS issued the following tax rules on long-term care services and insurance in early 1997. For this year, the following rules apply. Please check with your tax preparer for details. 2018 Publication 502 IRS Topic 502 – Medical and Dental Expenses If you itemize your deductions for a taxable year on Form 1040, Schedule…

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Speak To The Heart

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We often do things that are seemingly minute to us, but these things can mean a great deal to others. Imagine that you have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Little by little your memory fades away. Not only would you forget how to do things like use the microwave and cook, but you forget your family and…

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Brain Games and Mental Health:
How Seniors Can Avoid Dementia

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Recent research suggests that computer games that train the brain can help prevent Alzheimer’s and general dementia. A study from the University of South Florida found that older people who used a brain training game consistently over a 10 year period were 29% less likely to to develop dementia compared to those who did not…

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Benefits of Art and Music for Those With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you want to make sure they have all of the best in care, of course. However, there is more to think about than just primary care–you want to help your loved one live the best life possible. One of the best ways to improve quality of life…

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