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Residential Memory Care Facilities

February 20, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

As dementia progresses, it may be difficult for an individual suffering from memory loss to remain in their own home. Residential memory care facilities are one option to meet these increased care needs.

But I don't need any help...

February 18, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

What are the signs that someone is acting as a dementia caregiver and needs help but is unaware, afraid, or not sure how to ask for it?

Caregiving-Bringing Joy

February 17, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

After a diagnosis of dementia, it may feel overwhelming to try and find happiness in everyday life. However, there are many ways to bring joy to a person living with memory loss and their caregiver or loved one

MSU Alzheimer's Alliance brings clinical trials to West Michigan

February 13, 2020 | Research

MSU's new clinical trial initiative right here in Grand Rapids brings opportunities for people to participate in research that may help discover new prevention and treatment methods for Alzheimer’s.

Types of Dementia: Vascular Dementia

February 7, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

In this series, we are exploring the most common types or causes of memory loss and dementia. Vascular dementia is one of those causes of dementia that is seen quite frequently.

Board Member Profile - Brian Pangle

February 5, 2020 | About RDAC

Brian Pangle is the President/CEO of Clark Retirement Community, and has been a Rethinking Dementia board member since our founding in 2015.

Recognizing the signs of dementia

January 8, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Dementia includes much more than memory loss. Brain changes can cause other problems like trouble with language, communication, focus, and reasoning. While memory loss is certainly something to look out for, there are other symptoms that could also mean a person might have dementia.

What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

January 8, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a scary word that people don’t always understand. It is well known that dementia includes memory loss, but it can also include things like loss of reasoning or judgement, difficulty using language, and challenges in communicating effectively.

Steps to Take When Facing Memory Loss

January 8, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

If you notice several of the signs of memory loss in someone you know, the best way to help is to first have a conversation with that person about your concerns. Consider taking the following steps to manage and thrive during this time of uncertainty.