Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis

         An Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis can be a challenging journey for the person and family alike. When the diagnosis occurs, a ticking clock begins on the timeline for proper and sound notarizations for crucial legal documents. What Does It Mean to Get a Document Notarized? According to the National Notary Association, having a document notarized […]

CMS: Medicare Will Soon Cover Certain Alzheimer’s Treatments

         Medicare recipients living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s recently received promising news: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it would begin covering new Alzheimer’s treatments that receive approval from the FDA. “If the FDA grants traditional approval, CMS is prepared to ensure anyone with Medicare Part B who meets the criteria […]

What Is Memory Care, and What Are Its Benefits?

Memory care is specialized care for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other conditions that cause memory loss. Hospitals and nursing homes may have memory care units or a separate entity dedicated to this service. Memory care provides seniors with meals, opportunities to socialize, mentally stimulating activities, and support for their caregivers. Benefits of Memory […]

Depressive Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease Family Caregivers

          A new study reveals that 60 percent of family members taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease exhibited symptoms of depression that worsened over time. Researchers tracked symptoms of depression in family caregivers from when their loved ones were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease until five years later. A third of the caregivers – […]

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Many people use the terms Alzheimer’s disease and dementia interchangeably, but they have very different meanings. Although dementia is a group of symptoms that include memory loss, the term itself doesn’t explain what is causing the symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, but there are many other causes. Dementia is a general […]