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understanding parkinsons disease
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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressive brain disorder caused by the gradual death of dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra region of the brain, which helps control movement. When nerve cells die in this part of the brain, the major brain…
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devoted guardians what is vascular dementia
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What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is developed due to a reduced supply of blood to the brain as a result of malfunctioned blood vessels. Blood is delivered to the brain cells through a network of vessels, collectively known as the vascular system. For…
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Why Is Aging So Scary?
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Why Is Aging So Scary?

Most people are afraid of aging because they are anxious about their health and losing their independence. It is natural to be concerned about your physical decline as you get older, as your declining health may prevent you from doing…
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activities of daily living for the elderly adls
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Activities of Daily Living (The ADL’s)

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Activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, involve routine self-care activities we normally perform independently. However, people with chronic illnesses, injuries, or debilitating health conditions such as dementia often need everyday assistance with basic tasks and activities of daily…
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12 Activities of Daily Living
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What are the 12 Activities of Daily Living?

Activities of daily living can be divided into twelve categories, five of which fall under ADLs, and seven are instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).  The categories of activities of daily living are: Personal hygiene – bathing and grooming Feeding…
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Provide ADL Care
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When You Should Provide ADL Care to Persons with Dementia?

Dementia involves a group of symptoms that progressively and irreversibly damage a person’s cognitive functions, language, and behavior. The early signs of dementia often develop gradually, so they can go unnoticed for a long time.  The first symptoms of dementia…
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Dementia Need Help with ADLs
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Why Do People With Dementia Need Help with ADLs

Your loved one with dementia may need help with self-care and other routine activities for many reasons. They may not understand why some things need to be done, they may not understand how to perform these activities, or they may…
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How to Help with ADLs
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How to Help the Person with ADLs?

Persons with dementia may not understand instructions on how to do something, not recognize objects or know how to handle them, or get frustrated when they struggle with something. It is, therefore, important to stay calm and supportive while you…
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5 ADLs
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What are the 5 ADLs?

The 5 ADLs involve basic self-care routines that we perform every day. These involve: Personal hygiene – bathing, washing hands, washing hair, grooming, oral, and nail care Feeding – the ability to feed oneself Dressing – the ability to choose…
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Difference ADL and IADL
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What is the Difference Between ADL and IADL?

IADL stands for instrumental activities of daily living. These routine day-to-day activities are somewhat more complex than ADLs but also affect the person’s ability to live and age independently.  Seven IADLs are: Transportation and shopping – how much the person…
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