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Seven Conditions that Mimic Alzheimer’s

If a senior loved one is getting to be a little confused or forgetful, an adult child may easily panic and jump to the conclusion that they have Alzheimer’s disease. It is the most common form of dementia and the one most people have at least a vague understanding of.While it is true that forgetfulness and confusion are both early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, they can also be symptoms of less serious, treatable health conditions…
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Understanding Sundowner’s Syndrome

Winter can be a tough time of year for people who live with Alzheimer’s disease. Winter weather often means seniors and their caregivers are stuck inside and unable to take a daily walk. The shorter days of the year are also linked to an increase in “sundowning.”
Sundowner’s Syndrome is when an adult with Alzheimer’s disease becomes increasingly disoriented and agitated as the sun sets. For caregivers, it can be tough behavior to manage. It affects about 20% of people with Alzheimer’s and generally is at its worst during the middle stages of the disease…
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Will I inherit my Father’s Alzheimer’s Disease

When a senior loved one lives with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, it has a life-altering impact on the entire family. Watching someone you love suffer through the debilitating effects of the disease is heart-wrenching. And then there is the physical toll caregiving takes on adult children and other family caregivers. Caring for an older adult who has the disease is mentally and physically exhausting. For family members struggling through Alzheimer’s with a loved one, a concern that often pops up is whether or not they will inherit the disease…
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What is Senior Living

First of all, senior living is about LIVING! Healthy living, comfortable living, enjoyable living. At Paradise of Virginia, we define it as a community in which you can live life to the fullest and to the best of your ability. Whether independent living or assisted living, short- or long-term rehabilitation or skilled nursing care, Paradise provides the services seniors need to enjoy the optimal living experience…
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