For decades, seniors and their loved ones have sometimes been confused by the terms, “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease.” Some people use the terms interchangeably, as if they were one and the same thing, but they are not. “Dementia” is a broad term that means a decline in mental function, including impaired thinking and memory. Although […]
A healthy diet is necessary for individuals in all stages of life. A balanced diet optimizes and fuels the body throughout the long hours of the day. Diet becomes even more important as a person ages, especially after the onset of a disease like Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that devastates memory and […]
One of the most common health risks associated with seniors is the development of dementia. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that dementia is a rapidly growing health problem. Right now, dementia affects about 50 million people worldwide. It is a major cause of disability and dependency among seniors, and it is a huge […]
Forgetting where you put your keys, the name of a song you just cannot get out of your head, or who was in your favorite movie, is a familiar experience for people of all ages. This type of minor memory loss becomes more common with age, but a sudden and extensive loss of important memory […]
One of the main concerns at OurSeniors.net (Finding Assisted Living) is the care and protection of memory-loss seniors. If you have a friend or loved one who is beginning to show signs of impaired memory, you should read, “Is It Alzheimer’s?”.
Most people think of Alzheimer’s disease as a medical condition that is seen only in older people. In most cases it is. In fact, Alzheimer’s disease is one of the greatest threats to our seniors. For that reason, OurSeniors.NET is especially concerned with helping find memory care living facilities, senior assisted living and quality in-home […]
For years there has been speculation that some type of special diet or dietary supplement can halt or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. This subject has been investigated by hundreds of medical researchers without truly decisive results. However, a study published in the February 2015 Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association strongly pointed to certain elements in diet […]
Let’s Not Let This Happen Again In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In that year “fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.” Over the years there has been an increased awareness of Alzheimer’s, more […]
Minor lapses in memory or short episodes of confusion are normal. However, these episodes may also be the early signs of Alzheimer’s. You can read FAL’s informative article, “Is it Alzheimer’s?” in the July, 2016 Finding Assisted Living Blog.
For both the patient and the caretaker or loved one, dementia is one of the most difficult medical conditions with which to deal. In dealing with dementia, the first thing you must overcome may very well be your own emotions. In many cases, dementia is the symptom of an underlying physical condition, but it shows […]