Dementia

Memory care and the epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease typically with a long pre-clinical phase which gradually worsens. Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal aging and include problems with language, mood swings, disorientation, loss of motivation, poor self-care and behavioral issues. There are no treatments to stop or reverse the disease progression. Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 70 [...]

April 4th, 2019|

3 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a complicated and overwhelming disease. Over time, the disease can change a loved one into a seemingly different person. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is a challenging task. It is important for caregivers to be well educated about the disease and to ask for help and information whenever necessary. The [...]

February 8th, 2019|

The surprising health risks of hearing loss

The findings from a 10 year study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) have reported a link between hearing loss and health risks. The risks include a 50% greater risk of dementia, a 40% greater risk of developing depression and a nearly 30% higher risk of accidental falls. While hearing loss is [...]

January 3rd, 2019|

Driving and Dementia

Many Americans have to hang up their car keys for good due to dementia. There is an increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the aging US population and it is forcing the hands of caregivers, family, and physicians to ensure getting those impaired off the roads. Cognitive disability creates peril [...]

December 20th, 2018|

Silver Alert: What Does It Mean and How to Avoid Needing It

Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are prone to wandering. This is often caused by the decline in cognitive functioning and symptoms such as restlessness and confusion that are associated with this decline. The more these diseases progress, the more likely it is that the senior will wander. This wandering [...]

October 2nd, 2018|