Articles

Dealing with Repetitive Questions

August 13, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

As memory declines, an individual with a memory impairment may ask repetitive questions as they may not be able to remember simple facts about their life that previously were common knowledge.

Medications Used for Alzheimer's Disease

August 10, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Even though there is not a cure for Alzheimer's Disease, there are medications that are used to treat symptoms and delay and stabilize memory loss for a period of time. ​

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

August 6, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

​Down Syndrome is a genetic condition in which an individual is born with an extra chromosome. This genetic change causes impairment in a variety of ways, both physically and mentally. An individual who has Down Syndrome is much more likely to develop dementia than an individual without Down Syndrome.

Board member profile - Janelle Haggadone

August 3, 2020 | About RDAC

Janelle Haggadone is an estate planning attorney at Varnum LLP.

Retina Markers and Alzheimer's

July 29, 2020 | Research

Our eyes are an important part of the body. Eye exams can detect many different health concerns and conditions. A recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health studied the changes that happen in eyes in relation to Alzheimer's Disease.

Hospice Care

July 24, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

As Alzheimer's Disease progresses to the end stage, hospice care may become appropriate. Hospice offers many benefits to both the individual needing care and their family members by providing both medical care and support for emotional and spiritual needs.

Preventing Delirium During Hospital Stays

July 9, 2020 | Research

​Delirium is defined by the National Institute on Aging as "a state of sudden, acute confusion​." The most common occurrence of delirium is during a hospital stay. Individuals who already have dementia are more likely to struggle with delirium.

Preventing Cognitive Decline

July 6, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Many people wonder what can be done to prevent memory loss. Researchers and scientists continue to study potential ways to prevent cognitive decline. Following a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent many other chronic conditions in addition to promoting good brain health.

Board member profile - Mina Breuker

July 2, 2020 | About RDAC

​Mina Breuker is the President and CEO of Holland Home.

In-Home Personal Care

June 28, 2020

​There are many different types of in-home support that an individual with memory loss can receive. One type of care is in-home personal care. This care can be provided through an agency or by hiring an individual by private pay.