As a caregiver, you may notice a pattern of increased agitation or impairment in the late afternoon or evening when natural light begins to fade. Your mom or dad may seem more upset or distressed at this time of day.
Science now links drinking alcohol with developing dementia in your life. Contradictoraly, drinking alcohol has been linked to increased cardiovascular health. In between these two conditions is a lot of ambiguous information about how alcohol use contributes to health. Early onset dementia is strongly associated with alcohol use disorders, correlated with a three times increased […]
Scientists have found a new link between the changes in blood vessels in the eye and people’s ability to recall memories as well as their overall language skills. This was a study that was performed over a prolonged, 20 year period and was recently published in the scientific journal, Neurology. These scientists employed the help […]
Ron Hill is an inspirational 79 year old man that lives in the UK. He is known for his running career where he not only took gold for Britain in the Olympics of 1970 but he also holds an awe inspiring daily mile running streak of 52 years. He is physically in wonderful health but […]
There are initial red flags of dementia that adult children should be able to discern about their aging parents. When an aged parent begins to repeat themselves, and loses verbal skills, that is, unable to retrieve the correct word, these are signs that a parent is declining cognitively. The first course of action should be […]
Some research suggests that experiencing brain injuries such as concussions can lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. A study was conducted which looked at over 2100 cases in which a head injury resulted in a loss of consciousness for over 5 minutes. These cases seem to be presenting dementia and its symptoms up to […]
When your doctors feel your hospital stay is no longer needed, they discharge you. But for some time, when considering elderly patients, it’s been known there is a link between patients who have dementia and how hospital stays can affect their cognitive and physical condition. Worse, for these dementia patients who require a readmission to […]
Relationships are often strained when one partner is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The loss of memories is one thing but adding on the stress of guilt felt on both sides adds to those long term problems. This treatment focuses on the relationship of both partners and skills that will help them both function […]