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Assisted living residents with dementia abuse others

Assisted living residents who abuse other residents or staff are likely to have dementia or severe mental illness, afflictions that pose unappreciated risks in facilities.

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Behavior changes could be clues of dementia onset

Researchers recently outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families.

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A new challenge for family caregivers: The Internet

What should family caregivers do when their loved one is checking in on social media at the bank, essentially announcing their whereabouts?

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Checklist of possible behavioral warning signs of dementia

Researchers recently outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who’s at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behavior and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions: ✔ Has the person lost […]

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Potentially abusive behavior and family caregivers

These types of behaviors can act as early warning signs to more serious harmful future psychological and physical abusive behaviors.

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Alzheimer’s: Practical tips can help patient, caregiver

Anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease likely can relate to former first lady Nancy Reagan, who called the illness suffered by former President Ronald Reagan “a truly long, long goodbye.”

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