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  • Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Lead to Dementia?

    Research over the past three decades has supported a link between traumatic brain injury and a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. One study found that older adults who have experienced moderate traumatic brain injury have a risk 2.3 times higher for developing Alzheimer’s. For individuals with severe traumatic brain injury, the risk is 4.5

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  • Butterflies and the Williamsburg Butterfly Festival

    Butterflies fascinate us. We love to watch as they float through the air choosing which flower on which to land. The flower of choice feels the tickle of the butterfly’s feet before being stroked by its long proboscis in search of the flower’s life-giving nectar. The butterfly circles around the flower – appearing to dance across the petals – ensuring that every

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  • What is Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

    Lewy body dementia affects some 1.4 million people in the United States, but the condition often goes undiagnosed. Many medical professionals remain unfamiliar with the disorder, which bears significant similarities to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The disorder also causes some confusion resulting from the terminology associated with it. The term “Lewy body dementias” encompasses both dementia with Lewy bodies and

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  • Tips for Celebrating Daily Tasks

    At Berkeley Oaks, we believe that those with memory impairments can continue to lead rich, fulfilling, independent and celebratory lives. We also recognize that caring for someone with a demanding illness, like dementia or Alzheimer’s, is an adjustment for everyone involved. That’s why being strategic and planning for memory care is so important to the legacy of your family! Creating

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  • The Many Benefits of Music

    “He who sings frightens away his ills.” Miguel De Cervantes The Sound of Music Do you have a favorite song that always takes you back to a fond memory? Or, does the same song on the radio always remind you of a certain place or an event from your past? There is a reason that emotions are evoked by music

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