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Dementia Care: What About Driving?

How to determine when it’s time for a person with dementia to stay off the road.

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Dementia Care: A Safer Bedroom

Here’s what to know to protect a dementia patient during the night.

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How to Get a Healthcare Proxy

This important document allows you to make health decisions on a loved one’s behalf if necessary.

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Adult Learning a Boost for the Brain

Could taking college courses help ward off dementia? Researchers say yes.

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Worried About Memory Lapses?

According to scientists at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, being aware of your inability to remember an event—called episodic memory—is a sign that your cognitive function is likely intact.

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Alzheimer's and the 'Other Woman'

Intimacy among people with Alzheimer’s usually goes no further than holding hands. However, new connections can distress the partner who feels rejected or replaced.

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MIND Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

You’ll serve your mind well by making this eating plan a permanent part of your lifestyle.

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8 Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home for Dementia Patients

As dementia progresses, a patient’s increasing dependence and need for supervision may make it impossible for family members to provide all necessary care.

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How to Handle an Alzheimer's Patient Who Wants More Sex

Some individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias become hypersexual. They may make increased demands for sex, more than an overburdened caregiver can meet.

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Embarrassing Sexual Behaviors and Alzheimer's

Someone with Alzheimer’s may engage in public displays of sexuality that can be distressing and embarrassing. Here are tips on how to handle those situations.