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Financial Habits that Could Indicate Early Warning Signs of Memory Care Issues & How to Prepare

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia provides many advantages, including access to treatment, the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and the chance to make healthy lifestyle changes that preserve cognitive function. There are also abundant social and emotional benefits—both for people with the disease and their loved ones. The takeaway? Being aware of early warning signs of memory loss can ensure that seniors’ unique needs are met.

According to researchers, though, one symptom is often overlooked: poor money management. Here’s a closer look into the issue, courtesy of a recent report from WKRC Local 12.

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Five Tips for Spending the Holidays With a Parent with Alzheimer's

The holiday season is upon us. And while the season brings the promise of all things merry and bright, it’s not without its challenges — particularly if you have a parent with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to minimize stress and maximize joy over the next few weeks. Here are five tips aimed at helping you handle the holidays while caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s.  


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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Memory Care Community

When a senior in your family is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of cognitive loss, choosing the right memory care can be a challenging process.

Opting for placement in a senior living community like Episcopal Church Home (ECH) in Louisville might be the best course of action, but you’ll naturally have many questions about which care center might be the right fit. 

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Louisville, Raising Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Doesn't Have to End in June

In June, you may have seen people in Louisville wearing a lot of purple. That’s because it was Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, an annual effort to raise funds for dementia and brain research, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.

Every summer, the Alzheimer's Association and participants ask folks to #GoPurple to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The need never ceases for critical dementia and neurological research funding.

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8 Tips for Talking to Someone with Memory Loss

Family members who are new to dealing with a loved one's dementia often ask us: "How do you talk with someone with memory loss?"

It's easy: approach talking to someone with dementia the way you would approach talking with a child.

That doesn't mean taking on a patronizing or condescending tone or addressing those with dementia in an undignified manner. It does mean using simpler language and maintaining an encouraging tone, positive expression, eye contact and open gestures. And it means exercising patience.

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How to Find a Memory Care Community for an Elderly Loved One

If your senior loved one is living in the Louisville area with dementia, Alzheimer's, or age-related memory loss, and could benefit from memory care, how do you go about finding the best memory care facility?

We get asked this question all the time.

And we empathize with you. The process of making a placement decision can feel especially stressful for the spouse, partner, or family caregivers of a loved one with dementia.

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7 Holiday Warning Signs Your Elderly Parent Might Have Memory Loss

It's the holidays — the time when many families separated by distance come back together again for visits. That also makes it the time of year when many children of senior adults notice that something's not quite right with their parent's memory.

Dementia can be insidious. It creeps up on people, sometimes so slowly that they don't notice the changes in their loved one's behavior or cognition.

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3 Tips for Coping with Memory Loss in Your Elderly Loved One

A new diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s is often as hard for families to accept and process as it is for the seniors with those diseases.

Seeing the progression of memory loss in an older loved one is disconcerting — even frightening — especially if it proceeds quickly, as it often does in severe Alzheimer’s cases. Residential memory care can sometimes help to slow it; other times, it’s not as effective.

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What to Do After You're Diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia

What should I do after I’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia?

If you’ve recently learned you are showing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, that’s undoubtedly what you’re asking yourself.

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Is There New Hope for Alzheimer's Prevention?

As Louisville’s premier memory care experts, we at Episcopal Church Home know that hearing a doctor say the words “Alzheimer’s dementia” in a diagnosis is devastating to a senior and his or her loved ones.

But, unfortunately, there’s no way to know when, or who, the disease will strike. To date, its causes haven’t been well understood and methods for preventing it haven’t been available.

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