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Sorting out the Risks and Benefits of Medications for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Learn more about the risks and benefits of medications that are currently on the market to treat dementia and mild cognitive impairment. This webinar also discusses ways to get the most benefit and minimize the risks of these medications and have a brief discussion on medications that are being studied for these conditions that appear to be close to being marketed.

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By Sue Fosnight | 01/18/2024

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Navigating the Path: A Guide for New Dementia Caregivers

Becoming a caregiver for a loved one with dementia is a profound and, at times, overwhelming journey. It's a role that comes with many responsibilities and challenges, and requires careful planning. If you've recently become a dementia caregiver, here's what you can expect and some recommendations to help you along the way.

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By Julie Hayes | 01/16/2024

An older adult undergoing a glaucoma test.

Understanding Glaucoma: A Guide for Caregivers of Older Adults

Ensuring the well-being of older adults involves comprehensive care, and one aspect often overlooked is eye health. Glaucoma, a progressive eye disorder leading to optic nerve damage and potential blindness, is a significant concern, especially among older adults. As a caregiver, it's crucial to integrate glaucoma testing into the care plan, given its prevalence and potential severity.

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01/16/2024

An older adult surrounded by multiple generations of her family.

Decoding Dementia’s Genetic Connections

Dementia affects millions of individuals globally. While age, not genetics, is the primary risk factor, there's growing evidence that genetics can indeed play a role in determining an individual's susceptibility to certain types of dementia.

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By Julie Hayes | 12/15/2023

An older man undergoing physical therapy following a stroke

Navigating Strokes, from Recognition to Recovery

The brain, despite weighing a mere three pounds, serves as the body's mastermind, orchestrating complex functions from speech to movement. But as hardworking as it is, the brain is vulnerable to internal injuries known as strokes or "brain attacks," placing both it and its owner at risk. Strokes, the third leading cause of death in the US, can occur at any age but are more prevalent among older individuals.

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12/15/2023