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Canada’s version of Hogewey dementia village recreates ‘normal’ life

“We protect our residents from the unsafe world. They do not understand the world outside this because the outside world doesn’t understand them,” says Yvonne van Amerongen, an employee at Hogewey who also helped develop the concept. Hogewey was officially … Continue reading

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Former dentist, professor continues fight against Alzheimer’s

Losing the ability to think and recall — what could be defined as the very essence of being human — is almost universally terrifying. So terrifying that many people dwell for years in a state of denial. In fact, according … Continue reading

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People Living With Alzheimer’s Can Still Enjoy Life

Many people regard Alzheimer’s as a cruel and devastating disease that destroys its ‘victims.’ One that robs them of their very humanity. Caregivers may fall into a period of deep depression and despondence when the diagnosis is made. Anticipatory grief … Continue reading

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More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself

More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but there is an entire literature about the topic of not feeding at the end of life.  It even has its own acronym, VSED (voluntarily … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Hits Women Hardest, Report Finds

Alzheimer’s Hits Women Hardest, Report Finds   “So women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s disease today, not only by being most likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but also by being the caregiver most of the time,” said Maria … Continue reading

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Hogewey “Dementia Village” | The Future of Dementia Care?

Hogewey “Dementia Village” | The Future of Dementia Care? Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of it’s kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia.  Started by 2 nurses who … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Alzheimer’s and Dementia

6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Alzheimer’s and Dementia We all want to dodge the Alzheimer’s bullet. And lucky us, Mother Nature has counterbalanced the power of our hard-wired genes by allowing multiple lifestyle choices to greatly influence our aging. … Continue reading

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UF researchers find that ‘peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

UF researchers find that ‘peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease The scientists found that patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease had a dramatic difference in detecting odor between the left and right nostril — the left … Continue reading

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Skyrocketing Alzheimer’s rates to burden world’s caregivers, study says

Skyrocketing Alzheimer’s rates to burden world’s caregivers, study says “People with dementia have special needs. Compared with other long-term care users they need more personal care, more hours of care, and more supervision, all of which is associated with greater … Continue reading

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Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast

Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast A new study has found that dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales have plummeted by 25 percent over the past two decades, to 6.2 percent from … Continue reading

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