Here’s a shocking fact: the most prevalent kind of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, affects almost 5.8 million Americans. Most people with the condition can accomplish everyday tasks independently in the early stages. However, they can face forgetfulness, mood swings, coordination issues, and trouble picking up new skills. When the condition worsens and enters the intermediate and advanced stages, dementia patients often lose the ability to speak and frequently need assistance with everyday chores.

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We’re going to take care of some business today. In this post, we’re going to bust some myths about in-home dementia care in Kansas City, Mission Hills, Leawood, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, North Kansas City, Lenexa, Shawnee, Olathe, and Johnson County. Why? Because Thoughtful Care believes your loved one deserves the best memory care available.

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We all know what a bucket list is– that prized list of must-do activities and events people strive to achieve. At Thoughtful Care, leader of in-home memory care in Kansas City, we like to behave as though everyone should be able to experience their heart’s desires– especially people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Here’s a list of our favorite bucket-list items for people with memory loss in Kansas City, Johnson County, Mission Hills, Overland Park, Leawood, Lee’s Summit, and North Kansas City.

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Isabella’s father-in-law, who lives in Mission Hills, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago. When she comes to Kansas City to visit, she finds herself at a loss when visiting with him over holidays. She doesn’t want to say the wrong thing, or agitate him in any way. Instead, she finds herself avoiding him so as not to make things worse, but at the end of the day, she doesn’t feel great about that either.

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Encouraging news for the future of Alzheimer’s research: doctors are ever closer to detecting the markers that indicate Alzheimer’s disease by using a simple blood test. Soon, blood tests could signal indicators of the disease years before symptoms arise, giving individuals who test positively for the disease time to take preventative measures and plan for the progression of the disease.

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