How to Care for Veterans Living with Dementia

Each November, we observe Veterans Day as a way to honor all U.S. military veterans. As we pay tribute to these worthy men and women, it’s important to remember that their time of service may have left its mark on them physically, emotionally, psychologically, and/or socially. These “scars” may become even more apparent as the…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Nationally, the month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. President Reagan first made this designation in 1983 after recognizing the need for heightened awareness of the disease. While there were less than two million Americans living with Alzheimer’s at that time, the number has since increased to nearly six million. The number…

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How to Handle Dementia Accusations

The brain of a person struggling with dementia can begin to link facts and details in unusual ways. As the brain starts to change, a false-memory phenomenon can begin to occur. This causes the individual to perceive reality differently than those around him or her, and can lead to hurtful behavior toward caregivers. One common…

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Hurtful Words and How Caregivers Can Cope

It’s no easy task to care for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, but when that person starts using hurtful words to interact with you, the level of difficulty can quickly escalate. It’s human nature to take rude or mean words personally and feel that the individual is consciously attacking you verbally. In the…

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Ways to Create a Dementia-Friendly Environment at Home

Everyday life can be very challenging for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. As the disease progresses, older adults begin to have even more trouble with mental issues such as remembering, reasoning, thinking, and processing. While there’s not much caregivers can do to slow the progression of the disease, they can make simple adaptations at…

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Learn Pragmatic Strategies for Managing the Care of Adults with Dementia

The Cape Cod Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (AFSC) is offering their annual free conference for Alzheimer’s/dementia professionals and caregivers this Friday, August 20, 2021 from 8:30am to 4:30pm via live videoconference. This year’s John Levin Memorial Conference is titled, “Getting to Yes: A Pragmatic Approach to Dementia Care with Teepa Snow.” Nationally-known dementia care specialist…

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New Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs in New England!

September is known internationally as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, with September 21 being considered World Alzheimer’s Day. This campaign was launched in 2012 to raise awareness about dementia and to challenge the stigma that surrounds it. While the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remain a global problem, inroads are being made, particularly through groundbreaking research…

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5 Important Tips for Dealing with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be incredibly challenging. From mood swings to memory loss and more, dementia changes your loved one and poses unique caregiving issues. At Cahoon Care, we specialize in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We’re pleased to share the following tips that may make your caregiving experience easier. 5 Ways…

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Join Cahoon Care at the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

At Cahoon Care, we specialize in providing quality care to seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our caregivers receive specialized training, and between our experience and our customized care plans, we can ensure that each senior with Alzheimer’s receives home care services tailored to their individual and evolving needs. We’ve seen how Alzheimer’s affects seniors and…

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