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The Dangerous Dementia Symptom That Isn’t Memory Loss

When most people think about the first signs of dementia, memory loss is often top of mind. While it’s true that trouble with short term memory is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s—the most common form of dem…

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8 Facts About Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body dementia (LBD) is a very serious condition that is often overshadowed by its more well-known cousin, Alzheimer’s disease. To clear up some of the confusion, here are 8 things everyone should…

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Can Cartoon Videos Make You Feel Better About Memory Loss?

Laughing in the face of danger is an oft-touted courage-building technique, but learning to laugh in the face of dementia may seem downright impossible — if not a bit uncouth. Families affected by …

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This At-Home Test May Be Able to Tell You if You Have Dementia

A pen, a piece of paper and 15 minutes may be all you need to determine whether you or a loved one have early signs of cognitive impairment, which may lead to dementia. The threat of an Alzheimer’s…

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Why Laughter May Beat Medications for Dementia Treatment

When it comes to dementia, a big belly laugh may be the best medicine. New research indicates that laughter may be just as effective as antipsychotic medications for reducing anxiety in elderly people…

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The Dangers of Urinary Tract Infections

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Urinary tract infections (UTI) aren't just a nuisance – they can cause serious health problems. Symptoms of UTIs A urinary tract infectio…

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