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How To Deal With Dementia Delusions | Millennium Memory Care

Senior in Pain
People with Alzheimer’s and dementia often experience hallucinations and delusions. This can be confusing and scary. It is important for caregivers to understand what they are, why they are happening, and how they can help. Hallucinations are sensory based. When someone is having hallucinations they are hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, or even feeling things that do not exist. For instance, your loved one may see a dog on the patio, or children running around the house. They might hear voi...
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Brain Healthy Diet

Brain Healthy Diet
You may already be aware that your lifestyle and dietary choices can help contribute to good health and better quality of life as you age. But did you know that eating or avoiding certain foods can lead to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s by a whopping 53%? A recent study from Rush University demonstrated that subjects who stuck to a specific food plan – the MIND diet – experienced up to a 53% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, while people who followed the diet only part of the time still lowered the...
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Dementia Care at Home

Monroe Gardening
Dementia Care at Home If your loved one is suffering from dementia, but they aren’t ready for a permanent memory care facility, professional dementia care at home is a great solution. There are numerous types of in-home care services. The most common in-home services for those with Alzheimer’s are Companion Services, Personal Care Services, Homemaker Services, Skilled-Care Services, and 24/7 Care Services. Companion Services: The caregiver spends time with your loved one, keeping them compan...
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Finding a Memory Care Home

On the Porch at Ocean
Finding a Memory Care Home Finding the right Memory Care home is a big responsibility. You want to ensure your loved one living with dementia is well taken care of and has access to individualized medical attention. But how do you find the memory care facility that is safe and offers the appropriate resources? Research is the key. Start by going online and identifying memory care facilities in your area. When you find one that seems like a good fit, schedule a visit. In-person, you will be ...
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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

Diagnosing the Brain
Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease can be challenging. Dementia issues can be attributed to a variety of causes. If you have a loved one living with dementia, there are numerous physical and diagnostic tests for a diagnosis. The main evaluation steps are: a visit with a primary care physician, memory cognition testing, lab tests, neurological testing, and brain imaging. It is important to note home tests are not advisable and should be avoided. They have not been s...
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