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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Predictive genetic testing for Alzheimer’s

If members of your family have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s not an uncommon fear that you may be predisposed to develop the disease. You likely have many questions, including whether it is predominantly genetic or if there is a test that can identify your risk.

Although cognitive impairments are complex and neither an exact cause nor treatment is yet clear, there is genetic testing. However, the Alzheimer’s Association outlines several points they believe you should consider before deciding on receiving a test.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dealing with difficult dementia behavior

When taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the challenges often seem overwhelming. They can say things you don’t understand or know how to respond to, such as when they continue to ask to go home. Managing dementia behavior isn’t easy. Although the person you once knew may now act in ways that are uncharacteristic, knowing how to respond can make a big difference. 

Here are 5 recommendations to consider when you find yourself caught in difficult interactions.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Telling friends and family about the dementia diagnosis: 5 ways to prepare

One of the tasks you’ll have to face not long after your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia is telling family and close friends. Not everyone will respond in the same way, of course, and some reactions may cause disappointment. It can help to realize that they initially may feel fear, anger or unsure of how to respond or what role you may be expecting them to play.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Understanding the Behavior Behind Dementia

When someone you love has Alzheimer’s or dementia, the most difficult experience may occur in only a moment, but it will never be forgotten. Looking into the eyes of a spouse, parent, or life-long friend and realizing they no longer recognize who you are is heartbreaking.

Although it’s hard to accept, it’s also essential to remember the person you once knew is as helpless in this situation as you are. The disease is in control now. But understanding how this unfolds may help you better comprehend the behavior and not take it personally.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Ingleside Difference

We understand the difficulties that arrive with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Our experience with helping individuals and their families forms the background of our knowledge and compassionate response to those who may find themselves on this challenging road.

In the beginning stages of the disease, individuals are often cared for at home. As time passes, caregivers may reach out to other family members, neighbors or friends to help fill in where needed. Outside home services may be brought in or day centers could be utilized. But as the illness continues to progress, the day most likely will come when the help of trained professionals, programs and residential care will be needed. Do you know which type of community can provide the best lifestyle for your loved one?

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