alzheimers

The Role of the Caregiver

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In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, people experience a gradual loss of memory along with a slow decline in cognitive and reasoning skills. At the outset, this can be frustrating and challenging, as forgetfulness increases and tasks that were once routine become harder to manage. But some simple coping tips and strategies can help with daily tasks and extend the opportunity to live an engaged and independent life. Before employing any of these strategies, it is important to acknowledg...
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Alzheimer Test | Millennium Memory Care

Diagnosing the Brain
The familiar symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include forgetfulness, speech difficulties, confusion and inability to form memories. But the telltale biological markers of Alzheimer’s disease begin to take hold in the brain well before any of these outward signs become apparent. In Alzheimer’s patients, amyloid plaques and tangles of tau proteins form and accumulate in the brain which can lead to functional impairment. While these formations can be detected through positron emission tomography ...
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Millennium Memory Care Marks a Decade of Compassionate Memory Care Services

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Mahwah, NJ November 16, 2023 — Millennium Memory Care (MMC), a leading provider of specialized memory care services, is thrilled to announce its 10th anniversary. For the past decade, the company has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with memory-related challenges and their families. Founded in 2013, MMC has emerged as a beacon of excellence in the field of memory care. Specializing in behavioral memory care and providing a home-like environment, personalized care, and inno...
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Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dementia Patients

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Dementia is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide, robbing them of their cognitive abilities and often leading to personality changes. Among the distressing symptoms associated with dementia, aggressive behavior can be particularly challenging for both patients and their caregivers. In this blog post, we will explore the causes of aggressive behavior in dementia patients and offer strategies to help manage and understand this challenging aspect of the disease. The...
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What Is A Residential Care Facility | Millennium Memory Care

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As Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia progress, your loved one will become increasingly dependent upon you for the most basic of care. As a caregiver, it is natural to feel overwhelmed, and even feel resentment, as the demands on time and energy continue to increase rapidly. As you endeavor to meet the growing needs of your elderly loved one, a struggle naturally arises between realistic expectations of care and the guilt resulting from conflicting priorities. Part of being a success...
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Air Pollution And Alzheimer’s Disease | Millennium Memory Care

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It is well understood that exposure to industrial pollutants can lead to a number of negative health effects, which can range from mild irritation to asthma and other more severe respiratory and cardiovascular issues. Now new research from the United Kingdom and Mexico has uncovered a possible link between neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and the presence in the brain of a magnetic iron oxide compound called magnetite. Magnetite, a common industrial air pollutant release...
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Smell Test For Dementia | Millennium Memory Care

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine have found that using a simple “sniff test” could boost the accuracy of diagnosing cognitive impairment. Scientists are already aware that individuals in early stages of Alzheimer’s find their sense of smell quickly deteriorates. Researchers found that when administering standard cognitive tests, adding a sniff test in which subjects must try to identify different odors, increases the accuracy of diagnosing mild cogni...
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Early Onset Alzheimers | Millennium Memory Care

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We typically view Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as a condition affecting older people. This is generally true. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, of the over 5 million people in the United States affected by Alzheimer’s disease, about 95% are 65 years and older. But this means that nearly 5% of people with Alzheimer’s are diagnosed at a younger age, in their 50s, 40s and, sometimes, even in their 30s. This is known as younger- or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and it...
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Exercise Improves Memory | Millennium Memory Care

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It is no secret that exercise has many benefits for both physical and mental well-being, and doctors have long been touting the value of aerobic exercise for both cardiovascular and brain health. Aerobic exercise has been shown to keep cognitive abilities from declining and reducing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Regular exercise is often credited with relieving stress, reducing risk of stroke, lowering blood sugar and improving balance and coordination. Scientists have also suggested that...
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Hearing Loss And Dementia New Insights | Millennium Memory Care

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A slow loss of hearing ability is generally viewed as a normal and accepted part of aging. It is an unfortunate reality many of us will face as we get older. About two-thirds of Americans experience some hearing loss by the time they reach their 70s. It is perceived to be so inevitable that many do not seek any treatment or remedy for hearing loss. In fact, less than 15-20 percent of people diagnosed with hearing loss even use hearing aids. However, research is now increasingly pointing to li...
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