What Level of Care Does Your Loved One Need?

It is a difficult decision to move loved ones into a skilled nursing facility but often, it’s the best choice for their health and wellbeing. If you have been considering professional care for an aging family member but are not sure about the level of assistance needed, look to Avon Health Center for help. Avon…

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What Should You Know About Alzheimer’s Disease?

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of conditions that impair memory and judgment. According to 2018 figures from the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million Americans live with the disease. If your loved one has shown a recent decline in mental capacity, know the risk…

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Can Your Diet Prevent Dementia?

You have likely heard that genetics and overall health play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, but what about diet? Can certain foods slow the rapid loss of brain cells? In short, yes – but more indirectly than you may think. Who Is at Risk for Dementia? According…

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Hoarding Common Among Those with Dementia

According to the American Psychiatric Association, hoarding is the act of obsessively holding on to items that other people see as useless. For instance, there is a difference between a slightly cluttered home and one that is overrun with old newspapers, boxes and rotten food. Did you know that hoarding is common among people suffering…

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