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TIPS: Caring For a Parent With Dementia at Home

Caregivers are wise to observe the scout’s motto: “be prepared” as they embark on the journey of full-time care of a loved one. There are important considerations when caring for a parent with dementia at home.

First and foremost, you must educate yourself, the parent with the dementia diagnosis,

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Understanding the Costs of Dementia Care

After the shock of a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis fades, there are important decisions to make. Dementia is a progressive disease, and time is of the essence. As soon as possible, families should begin to explore the costs of in-home dementia care and care provided in memory care facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

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Learn More About the Two Main Alzheimer’s Drugs and How They Work

The most up-to-date Alzheimer’s data is sobering. The illness is now the 6th leading cause of death, overtaking both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together. And though deaths from many other chronic health conditions, like heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have escalated in excess of 100%.

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