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Setting Communication Goals By Stage

As a loved one’s Alzheimer’s progresses, it’s important to reassess care. When a person enters mid- or late-stage Alzheimer’s, the way you communicate with her/him will need to change. More skill may be needed to convey messages clearly and establish mutual understanding. It’s important to remain flexible and aware of how effective different techniques work, …

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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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