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Aromatherapy’s Surprising Benefits for Seniors

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Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being, has gained popularity for its holistic approach to health. While it's well-known for reducing stress and anxiety, its benefits extend far beyond that, especially for seniors. As the aging population continues to grow, finding non-invasive and natural ways to enhance the quality of life for seniors becomes increasingly important. In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of aromatherapy for seni...
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Benefits Of Exercise On The Brain | Millennium Memory Care

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Everyone knows how important it is to be physically active. Some of the many physical benefits of regular exercise include improved strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. Exercise can also help with managing weight and controlling risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and stroke. On the other hand, lack of activity can have serious negative consequences. In addition to an overall poorer sense of well-being, older adults who are ...
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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

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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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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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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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How To Explain Dementia To A Child | Millennium Memory Care

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Dealing with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is a challenge for both the patient and their loved ones. But even as you and your loved ones learn to come to terms with the diagnosis, don’t forget to keep the children in your life involved. While you may feel an impulse to protect children from the situation, trying to hide the truth could make things worse. Children are often keenly aware when adults around them are experiencing difficulty or stress. If they don’t understand the...
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Alzheimers Progression | Millennium Memory Care

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With Alzheimer’s disease now afflicting more than 5 million Americans, most people are familiar with the common characteristics of the disease which can begin as mild forgetfulness and progress to more serious symptoms such as difficulty with thinking, loss of language skills, mental confusion and severe memory loss. But a good deal of misunderstanding about the disease persists, including what causes the mental decline and how the brain is affected as Alzheimer’s progresses. Scientists st...
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