Category: dementia

Neurodegenerative Disease
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Understanding Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative disease is a medical condition that involves a variety of conditions which in the first place affect the neurons in the brain. Neurons are nerve cells that cannot be replaced when damaged because they normally don’t replace or reproduce…
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Can Someone with Dementia Be Left Alone?

People with dementia sooner or later enter the stage in which they need someone else’s help with the activities of daily living such as dressing, eating, bathing, grooming, and toileting. Also, as dementia progresses, the symptoms affect a person’s decision-making,…
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How Can You Prevent Dementia from Progressing?

For people who have witnessed a loved one affected by dementia, developing Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia is one of the biggest concerns.  While there is no certain way to prevent all types of dementia, there are some strategies…
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What are the First Signs of Dementia?

Dementia is most common in people over the age of 65. Most of the people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are aged 85 or older. However, dementia sometimes starts developing even in people in their 30s, 40, and…
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Who Usually Gets Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia usually affect people over the age of 65. The possibility of developing dementia increases with age, so up to half of the people aged 85 and older may have some form of dementia.…
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How Do I Become a Caregiver for Dementia Patients?

More than 15 million people in the United States are informal, unpaid caregivers for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Formal caregivers are paid care providers. They provide care in a home or care…
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What is the Best Care for Dementia Patients?

Dementia causes a severe decline in cognitive abilities, language, social, emotional, and behavioral skills that affect a person’s life and activities of daily living. A person with dementia struggles with personality changes, memory loss, the ability to focus, as well…
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Is Anger a Sign of Dementia?

While not so obvious as some other signs of dementia, such as memory loss, confusion, or speech impairment, anger is also one of the big challenges of dementia. Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can make anger issues much worse…
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understanding dementia
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Understanding Dementia

What Is Dementia? Dementia is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder. This condition gradually destroys a person’s cognitive skills and general functioning. At the later stages of dementia, the decline is so severe that a person depends entirely on others…
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caring for elderly in their home
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Caring for the Elderly at Home

Caring for the elderly at home involves many aspects, from daily personal care to transportation and household maintenance. A large number of the elderly may have some form of dementia – almost half of all people aged 85 or older…
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