Now there is an education for Alzheimer’s and dementia care

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Caring People eases the strife experienced by families whose loved ones suffer from dementia with an industry-leading program designed specifically to provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The company’s certified dementia professionals administer holistic therapeutic services that include music therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, validation therapy, pet therapy, and clinical evaluations.

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Coping with the loss of someone to Alzheimer’s

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After her husband passed away from Alzheimer’s disease, Sault native Sonia Discher published her first book on July 10, with the goal of helping herself and readers cope.

The nonfiction book recounts her experiences from the moment her husband was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 50 in an otherwise healthy state. It is titled Dealing with Early Onset Alzheimer’s: Love, Laughter & Tears.

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a novel about Alzheimer’s challenges

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Joan Cohen is passionate about spreading awareness surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. “We’re talking about the sixth leading cause of death, and it’s the only one that can’t be cured, prevented or slowed,” the Stockbridge resident shared in a recent phone interview. Cohen’s debut novel, “Land of Last Chances” (Aug. 13, She Writes Press), seeks to illuminate the challenges of those suffering from the disease.

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Music and memory program connects Alzheimer’s, dementia residents to their past

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“You may have somebody who can’t still do verbal language, but you put music on them and they will start to sing, so there’s some type of recognition that’s still there and we don’t truly understand all of it but we know it’s there and it works,” said Avantara Saint Cloud Alzheimer’s Care Director Shauna Gunnells.

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Know the signs and talk about it

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A survey released this week by the Alzheimer’s Association finds that nearly 90 percent of Americans say they would want others to tell them if they were showing signs of memory loss or other symptoms of dementia. And yet, nearly three quarters of Americans say having that conversation would be “challenging” for them.

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Alzheimer’s and the arts

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The Springfield Museum of Art has joined the battle against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with its In the Moment program.

Launched last fall, In the Moment lets families or caregivers join those afflicted with memory issues to take in the Museum’s exhibits, enjoy snacks and even create an art project together.

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Alzheimer’s not limited to the elderly

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The majority of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease fit into a certain stereotype: senior citizens well over age 65, primarily women. For many people, this “senility” is not surprising. It’s even expected. But when the afflicted person is younger – in the prime of life – people are confused. Family members may be upset or angry. Doctors often are at a loss for a diagnosis.

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