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An older adult helping his loved one check her blood pressure

8 Things to Know About High Blood Pressure and Dementia

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 116 million, or just about half of all Americans, live with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Untreated hypertension is very dangerous, as it puts people at risk for heart disease, stroke, and chronic health issues.

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By Jennifer Burke | 10/14/2022

An older adult falling asleep after staying up late with a book

How to Handle Dementia-Related Sleep Disturbance

Though dementia is most commonly associated with memory loss, it can touch many different aspects of a loved one’s life. One of the most challenging for caregivers is when a loved one experiences sleep disturbance—such as excessive napping during the day; insomnia; nighttime terrors and anxiety; and difficulty staying asleep without constantly waking up.

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By Julie Hayes | 08/15/2022

A caregiver taking a moment of respite

What Does Wellness Look Like for Dementia Caregivers?

Anyone providing care for a loved one with dementia knows how stressful it can be. Not only can the tasks involved be challenging and exhausting, but there is a very emotional level as well. But even with all the challenges , caregivers often neglect self-care, infrequently check in on their own health and either don’t know about or don’t use opportunities for respite.

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By Julie Hayes | 07/15/2022

Minyo, M., & Judge, K. (2022). Perceived Unmet Need and Need-Related Distress of People Living with Dementia. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 8, 1–11. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1177/23337214221092886

Franz, C. (2022, April 27). Steps to Guard Against Dementia-Related Wandering [Guidposts]. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/steps-to-guard-against-dementia-related-wandering