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Interventions for Aggressive and Agitated Behaviors


Scratching, biting, hitting and loss of self-control are forms of aggression and agitation that can be observed in individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Aggression and agitated behavior often stem from a change in the environment such as a new caregiver, new living arrangements or over-stimulation.  It is important to keep track of when the challenging...
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Preparing For Your Appointment with a Memory Loss Specialist


You’ve noticed the signs. Perhaps the oven was left on over night or an important date slipped your mind. Or perhaps you simply don’t feel like yourself and are having troubles remembering day-to-day tasks. In instances of forgetfulness, it’s always best to seek medical advice, particularly when memory loss is a concern for your or a...
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Identify the Best In-Home Care Agencies


Your parent(s) want to stay in their home, yet you begin to see signs that they need assistance.  Although you try to be there as much as your schedule allows, you cannot help on a daily basis.  Help with transportation, cooking, cleaning, and medication reminders could make life better for them and for you.  The...
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An Investor’s Checklist That Is Not a New Year’s Cliché


2014 is so new that “2013” is still being written on checks, so naturally the air remains filled with dubious New Year’s resolutions. One exception for investors is the American Savings Education Council's (ASEC) matter-of-fact checklist on saving for retirement and other financial concerns you might not be spending enough time thinking about. Here are...
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