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Dementia Risks: Do’s & Dont’s - CompassionCare Hospice

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, but there are several other types. Each one has a different cause and effects people in different ways. Most dementia develops as a result of either a biological cause or a physical event in the body. Our biggest risk factors which include age and family history… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease and Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Alzheimer's disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United… Read more »


New Diagnosis for Dementia Called MBI - CompassionCare Hospice

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Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI) is a new diagnosis for dementia that experts have come up with and was recently announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. MBI can hopefully help doctors recognize brain changes that may lead to conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia disease. The sooner these types of conditions can be identified, the better chances of… Read more »


Dementia - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior with dementia enjoying the day

Dementia is not a specific disease, rather it’s an “umbrella term” and there are many diseases that fall under this umbrella. Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Thinking, memory, and reasoning are examples of cognitive ability. Symptoms also might include changes in personality,… Read more »