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34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

Tallahassee, FL – Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. and Florida State University College of Medicine are conducting the 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event will be held at the FSU College of Medicine from 8am to 3pm. The conference brings together top educators, trainers, and other experts in…

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5 Ways to Handle Sundowning

Home Care in Tallahassee FL: 5 Ways to Manage Sundowning

Marcy’s dad, Albert, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. A few years after receiving his diagnosis, Marcy noticed that Albert was often agitated in the evening. He paced the house and seemed nervous. Occasionally, he would try to leave the house and sometimes even lashed out aggressively at Marcy when she tried to stop him.…

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Family Caregiving Tips for Seniors With Alzheimer’s Disease

Senior Care in Quincy FL: Caring for Seniors with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease affects an elderly person’s mind over time, so they eventually lose the ability to live independently in their own home. Family members generally take over the care and responsibilities their aging relatives once had such as finances, housekeeping, medical appointments, and more. Being a family caregiver to an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s…

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Researchers Find Possible Cause for Sundowning

Senior Care in Tallahassee FL: Sundowning Research

Around 20 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) experience a behavioral symptom commonly called “sundowning.” Sundowning is when the older adult becomes increasingly agitated, anxious, or aggressive in the late afternoon and evening hours. Scientists aren’t exactly certain what causes the behavior, but a recent study may provide important information that could lead to…

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Effective Communications Month

Senior Care in Madison FL: Effective Communications Month

June brings us Effective Communications Month. Many in the business and marketing professions view this designation as an opportunity to address effective communication skills to their staff. For family caregivers caring for a parent with dementia, effective communication takes on a whole different skill set and one that was not taught in college. Fortunately, others…

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