Communication is important in every relationship and communicating with someone with dementia is crucial to maintain the relationship. In this post I cover ten (10) tips to keep in mind when communicating with an individual who is suffering from dementia.
A recent study was conducted on how people assimilated to life after being diagnosed with dementia. Six individuals were interviewed and they shared their difficulties and struggles in life, comparing life before and after the diagnosis. Their accounts of life and memory problems were analyzed using the verbal Markers of Assimilation of Problematic Voices Scale. […]
The article speaks about a longitudinal study that followed 3050 twins in Finland over a span of 25 years. The premise of the study was to examine the impact of vigorous exercises had on the cognitive health of older people. According to the article, significant results exist from the study that suggest that exercises more […]
As dementia takes its toll, the individual you love may become frustrated with the effects of the disease on their ability to function. They will be aware that they can no longer perform tasks that they could once do with ease. This awareness can lead to frustration, depression, anxiety and anger.
This article speaks about how a utilitarian chair can be used as a great medical tool to monitor and measure patients. Dr. De and Das of Missouri S & T have developed the chair and have purposed it to examine elderly patients. They have refitted the utilitarian chair with sensors that can detect and monitor […]
The article speaks about how a group of researchers are challenging the notion that cognitive activities, especially later in life, help reduce the chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The researches performed a comparative analysis of several studies on the topic and echoed both skepticism and optimism at the same time. While researchers in the group […]
Diseases that fall under the dementia umbrella, like Alzheimer’s, can breed despair – for both caregivers and those affected by the disease. So what hope do we have for individuals suffering from some form of dementia? What can we do or give them that can impact their quality of life in a meaningful way?
Dementia and Alzheimer’s are more understood than they used to be, which means that there are a lot more treatments and care options than even thirty years ago. However, memory loss and the diagnosing process can still be devastating for the patient and his or her family, and some people prefer more natural remedies. But […]
The article speaks about how it is World Alzheimer’s Day and what advances have been made in the fight against the disease. In short, the article does underscore that no cure has been found and in fact, the disease is still not fully understood by those who are developing pharmaceuticals to combat the condition. According […]
As interest grows and funding increases for brain science research, it is sometimes hard to make sense of it all. I thought it would be useful to do a very brief overview of three basic concepts in neuroscience which underlie the field of brain research.