A hospital stay can be unsettling and challenging for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for people with dementia who have trouble coping with new and unfamiliar surroundings. These challenges may be compounded by the fact that many people with Alzheimer’s can no longer communicate effectively. A person with Alzheimer’s may not be able vocalize their needs if they
Alzheimer’s is an extremely prevalent affliction -affecting roughly 1/8 of the senior’s population. For such a widespread condition, the average person knows relatively little about this disease – and may be prone to rumours concerning Alzheimer’s. Let’s disperse some of those myths, discuss the condition, and look at several new treatments that are on the horizon. Not just a senior’s
As the effects of Alzheimer’s intensify, emotional distress may become an ongoing consideration in your day-to-day routine. Frustration, fear, and a lack of independence can create considerable strain between the Alzheimer’s patient and their homecare provider. Empathy will be your best ally in your quest to disarm these potentially heated situations. Below, we’ll walk through some common scenarios which you may
There is often confusion about the term “dementia” and Alzheimer’s disease. While Alzheimer’s disease is a kind of dementia, they are not interchangeable words. The simple answer to “what is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?” is this: Dementia is not a disease. Alzheimer’s is a disease. Dementia is a symptom of that disease. Dementia refers to a set of
October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month The Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Movement is a grass roots effort to increase LBD awareness amongst the general public and the medical community. They are making October “A Month to Remember”. Lewy Body Dementia shares characteristics with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and is often misdiagnosed. Lewy Body Dementia (also known as Lewy
September 2012 is the first global World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to educate and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. September 21st, is World Alzheimer’s Day, as assigned by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1994. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that has become a global health issue. The theme of this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month is “Dementia: Living Together“.
We all have songs that evoke vivid and distinct memories of events or parts of our lives. They stir up old emotions of joy or sadness, and their impact is undeniable. We’re now beginning to understand why music affects us so profoundly. Using brain imaging techniques like MRIs, scientists have been able to look at what happens in the brain
Meal times, and day-to-day eating and drinking can become very challenging as dementia progresses. In the early stages, a person with dementia who lives alone may begin to experience difficulty with preparing food, acquiring food, or remembering to eat. Meal delivery services like Meals on Wheels may not be helpful as they may not remember to eat the meals that