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US News & World Report: Memory care

An aging mother living with dementia has always been conscientious about opening her mail and paying her bills. Family members check on her regularly to make sure she's OK. Yet over time, relatives notice she's letting her mail accumulate unopened and forgetting to pay her bills.

These are potential signs that someone who's living with dementia may need memory care.

Some people with dementia are cared for by relatives, often a spouse or significant other. When the caregiver dies or his or her health falters, that often means the spouse or significant other who is being cared for needs a higher level of attention, like memory care, says Dr. Rhonna Shatz, a behavioral neurologist with the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation.

She's also an associate professor of neurology and the Bob and Sandy Heimann chair in research and education of Alzheimer's disease at the University of Cincinnati. 

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