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    A caregiver perspective on recognizing dementia and building a support circle

    Posted 11/06/2018 by Fallon Health

    Seeing signs of dementia in a loved one can bring up emotions ranging from denial and confusion to anger and fear. In this post about her journey as a caregiver, Lisa Marrone describes her initial response to changes in her mother's behavior and how important it is to look for support after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

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    How to choose a nursing home

    Posted 07/10/2018 by Fallon Health

    Finding a nursing home for a family member or friend is stressful for all involved.

    Focus on the practical issues at hand to make it a little easier, says Lisa DeWitt, RN, of Fallon’s Summit ElderCare program. Lisa has advice for you on what to look for and how to evaluate a facility.

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    How to adjust activities for your loved one’s physical or cognitive changes

    Posted 04/24/2018 by Fallon Health

    If someone in your life is having physical or cognitive difficulties, it can be challenging to continue the things you usually do together. But it's not impossible. Here are some modification suggestions from Leanna Moran, M.S.W. 

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  • Woman and man at a Memory Cafe

    Memory Cafes provide social time without worries about memory problems

    Posted 02/15/2018 by Fallon Health

    At a Memory Café, you have a chance to meet others who understand what you and the person in your life with dementia are going through. It’s a welcoming place for individuals living with dementia, as well as their families, friends and professional caregivers.

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    Benefits of a daily plan for someone with dementia

    Posted 01/17/2018 by Fallon Health

    Investing time in developing a daily plan can reduce stress and improve quality of life for someone with dementia—and for caregivers, too. Nicole McGurin, of the Alzheimer's Association, offers tips to make it easier to organize your day. 

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