Dementia and Pet Therapy

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Dementia and Pet Therapy

There’s a lot of buzz about pet therapy for dementia patients and with good reason. People with dementia often feel isolated, depressed and lonely, so it makes sense that therapy involving companion animals would be a good fit. In fact, pets have far more to offer than clever antics and fuzzy bodies: they’re good for […]
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Maintaining Dignity for Someone with Dementia

When you’re the caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you face challenges far beyond the day-to-day reality of providing physical care. Your loved one relies on you for so much support that it can be easy to think of him or her as a child as you step into a protective, parental role. It’s […]
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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s

Often, people use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. The confusion is understandable because they’re closely related, but if you’re beginning to face dementia in an elderly parent, it’s important to understand the difference. The easiest way to look at the two terms is by understanding that dementia is […]