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Visiting Someone with Alzheimer’s: Tips for a “Good” Visit

Visiting a friend or relative with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, whether in their home or in a care facility, can mean a great deal to that person. But you may be unsure of what to do during the visit. Our traditional view of “visiting” someone is based on conversation and it’s common language skills deteriorate …

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New Alzheimer’s Drug in Nearly 2 Decades: What to Know

On June 7, the US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. It will be sold by Biogen and called Aduhelm on the market. It is the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved by the FDA since 2003 and the first to target the underlying disease process, a breakthrough …

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Practical Strategies to Increase Hydration in a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

Drinking enough fluids every day is critical for good health. Not getting enough fluids can increase one’s risk for complications such as dehydration and constipation, but getting persons with Alzheimer’s disease to take in the recommended 64 to 80 oz of total water a day can be difficult. Although much of the water that the …

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Medications and Alzheimer’s Type Dementia

As we grow older, chances are that we’ll be on some type of prescription medications. Perhaps several. Others may take over-the-counter medications only. When a loved one suffers from dementia, taking medications may complicate or add to an already challenging situation. Some medications may cause: Increased confusion Constipation Increased need to urinate Drop in blood …

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