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The Complicated Relationship Between Alcohol & Dementia Care

The Complicated Relationship Between Alcohol & Dementia Care

As any memory care provider can tell you, there’s nothing simple about dementia care, treatment, and diagnosis. Certain factors, however, can make dementia care even more complicated than usual.  The Complicated Relationship Between Alcohol & Dementia Care Alcohol is a perfect example. Heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk of dementias such as Alzheimer’s, but it […]

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Link Between Immobility and Substance Abuse

Link Between Immobility and Substance Abuse

If growing older weren’t hard enough already, aging can often entail a loss of physical, psychological and/or environmental mobility, which in turn raises the risks of a drinking problem. Consider, for example, that nearly 50 percent of nursing home residents have alcohol-related issues, according to statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Link […]

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Addressing Drug or Alcohol Abuse as a Live-In Caregiver

Addressing Drug or Alcohol Abuse as a Live-In Caregiver

How to Talk About Drug or Alcohol Abuse as a Live-in Caregiver and What to Look Out For When you’re a live-in caregiver, your No. 1 priority should be the health, safety and well-being of the person you’re caring for. Given the rising tide of prescription drug and alcohol abuse among today’s seniors, that entails […]

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