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Proper Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Preparing Healthy Food
Proper eating and nutrition are important for everyone, but eating well presents particular challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Individuals experiencing cognitive decline may find it increasingly difficult to keep track of mealtimes, understand healthy food choices or even how to properly use utensils. Poor nutrition for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia may also lead to worsening symptoms, behavioral problems and unhealthy weight loss. While Alzheimer’s and dementia...
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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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A Creative Therapeutic Approach That Truly Works!

Music with Kids at Monroe
By Galina Markovich Director, Millennium Memory Care November 1st, 2019 was a milestone in the story of Millennium Memory Care (MMC). It was on that day that we celebrated MMC’s six-year anniversary. When we began, we initially just accepted residents with different types of dementia. But as I saw that more and more people were sent to psychiatric hospitals from other facilities, I decided to help those families with their loved ones who had challenging behaviors. In the six years since ...
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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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Alzheimer’s and The Importance of Reminiscing

Memories Board at Holmdel
Alzheimer's and the Importance of Reminiscing Someone with Alzheimer’s may forget a discussion from a few minutes earlier, yet recall an entire conversation from 50 years ago.  This is because the disease effects the short-term memory first.  The result is difficulty in everyday communication. For people with Alzheimer’s, their inability to communicate effectively has a ripple effect on their lives.  They begin to feel disconnected from the people around them, they don’t understand conve...
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Memory: Use It Or Lose It | Millennium Memory Care

Senior Woman Reading Book
It might make intuitive sense that the more you use your brain – engaging in activities like problem-solving and complex learning – the better it will continue to function as you age. We tend to think of exercising the brain in the same way as physical exercise: the less physically or mentally active you are, the more strength and ability is lost. In other words: use it or lose it. This idea, long regarded as simple common sense, may now have been verified by science. Researchers at Iowa Stat...
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Hearing Loss And Dementia New Insights | Millennium Memory Care

Woman and Hearing Aid
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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Social Support For Dementia Patients | Millennium Memory Care

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According to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, public engagement and civic activity helps the memory center in aging brains maintain its size and in some cases even grow larger. This new research recently appeared in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association and was drawn from a study of a Baltimore based program that matches retirees with young people in public schools to act as reading mentors. At two years in length, ...
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