Learn the basic facts about Alzheimer's Disease. Until less than ten years ago, public awareness of Alzheimers was limited and there was still a widespread belief that senility was associated with old age. Scientists now know that the loss of mental capacity during the aging process is not inevitable. Not all older people become senile, however short term memory does decline with age.
Left unchecked, sufferers of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are expected to increase are expected to increase in epidemic proportions. There is no known cure, and little is understood definitively about the cause of Alzheimer's disease, which afflicts about 4 million Americans. This number is expected to increase to a staggering 14 million people in the next 50 years.
In a recent study researchers found that depressive symptoms were more than twice as common among assisted living residents with mild or moderate dementia than among those without dementia. Depressed residents often do not have positive outcomes and are greater risk of discharge to nursing homes and death.
Dementia is a neurological disorder that affects your ability to think, speak, reason, remember and move. While Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, many other conditions also cause these symptoms. Some of these disorders get worse with time and cannot be cured. Other types can be treated and reversed.
Maintaining (or adapting) old family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family tradition. For an Alzheimer’s resident, this link with a familiar past is reassuring and builds self-esteem. Activity Ideas to celebrate the holidays.
Revered for centuries for their restorative properties to the body, mind and spirit, essential oils have been used by healers to treat a multitude of symptoms. It has been proven that the sense of scent combined with the sense of touch will reach the inner most parts of the person through the fog of Alzheimer’s disease.
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This caregiver’s guide will help boost your ability to prepare meals and snacks for a patient, family member or friend with Alzheimer’s; one who may often leave meals untouched, or barely eaten. Try the examples shown in the guide. It’s not difficult to prepare nutritious food items that promote an irresistible urge to eat.
Jonah Thompson, seventy plus, tired but not yet retired, widowed but not alone, competent but not quite sane. See what happens when an aging pastor flies over the cuckoo's nest. The crazier he becomes, the more profound is his life.
Arclight's in trouble. Out of work and out of time, he's losing his own mind in search of someone else's.
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It seems that dementia isn't the only thing in North Tree that is in the business of swallowing hearts. When Arc goes down, he goes down hard.