Having memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia, although it’s often one of the early signs of the condition

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Symptoms Dementia symptoms vary depending on the cause, but common signs and symptoms include: Cognitive changes Memory loss, which is usually noticed by someone elseDifficulty communicating or finding wordsDifficulty with visual and spatial abilities, such as getting lost while drivingDifficulty reasoning or problem-solvingDifficulty handling complex tasksDifficulty with planning and organizingDifficulty with coordination and motor functionsConfusion and disorientation Psychological changes Personality changesDepressionAnxietyInappropriate behaviorParanoiaAgitationHallucinations When to see a doctor See a doctor if you or a loved one has memory problems or other dementia symptoms. Some treatable medical conditions can cause dementia symptoms, so it's important to determine the cause.
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If your senior parents need to move house, here are some tips to help you and them through moving day as smoothly as possible.

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Moving home can be an incredibly stressful experience. Unfortunately, we often need to move home when it comes to our senior years. Many people move into a retirement home or an assisted living community, while others simply need to move into a house that is more accessible and easier to manage. Some might even move in with their adult children or other family members for additional support. Enlist help Whether you hire professional movers or just ask friends and family members to help you out, moving home will be a lot easier with some extra pairs of hands. Since moving house might also be a difficult time for your parents emotionally, being surrounded by supportive friends and family members on the day can also make them feel better and remind…
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Assisted Living Search Mistakes to Avoid

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When you’re looking for an assisted living community for a senior family member, it’s important that you select carefully to make sure they’ll be happy and well looked after when they need to be. We’ve already looked at some key things you should do when choosing a nursing home or assisted living, now let’s look at some of the things you shouldn’t do. These are mistakes that are commonly made by families when choosing assisted living. Be aware of them so that you don’t make the same mistakes, helping you make a more informed decision and saving you time in the process. Not involving them in the decision When you look up assisted living communities online or visit them in person, it’s easy to automatically consider your own tastes rather…
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Assessing Memory Problems

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We all start to get a bit more forgetful as we get older. Even in our younger adult years, we’re all prone to walking into a room and completely forgetting why we went in there. This is common and may get worse as we age, but it’s normally nothing to worry about. So, when we start to reach our more senior years, how can we tell the difference between normal memory loss and more serious problems like dementia? If you’re caring for an elderly relative or loved one, this blog will help you with assessing their memory when you suspect a problem. Knowing the difference To help you identify whether your elderly relative’s memory problems are a concern or not, you should be aware of the difference between normal and…
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