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 […]
| Written by Dr. Regina Asihene | The term dementia simply means significant memory loss. There are several causes that lead to memory loss that is added to describe dementia: Alzheimer’s dementia—due to age Amyloid plaques and tangled fibers build up in brain and there is a loss of connection between nerve cells Vascular dementia—due […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you the caregiver for a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? There are ways to find help, support and advice. Read our blog, “Dealing With Dementia” to find out how.
The Finding Assisted Living blog page published an article that dealt specifically with this topic. You can read, “Dealing With Dementia” in the October, 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 […]