Driving with Dementia is dangerous. Dementia is a universal condition that can affect any person. People with dementia suffer from mental decline, so much so, that it affects their daily life. How to determine if it is time to stop an older individual with dementia from driving is the question. We need objective tests to […]
Recently JAMA Internal Medicine published a study of over 635,008 hospitalizations of nursing home patients that suffered from advanced dementia as well as sever functional impairments. Even more so between the years of 2000 and 2013, the particular use of mechanical ventilation has nearly doubled in numbers among these types of patients in some more […]
Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for good brain health, yet many older adults experience trouble sleeping. Our brains have a core circadian clock that keeps us on a 24-hour cycle, telling us when to wake and when to sleep, but this seems to change as we age.
The disease that everyone fears: Dementia. This disease alone costs the United States $200 billion dollars annually. Experts believe however that we are not to fear this disease and that as technology advances we will have even less fears about the disease. The United Kingdom Cognitive Function and aging studies (CFAS) has found a decline […]
There are many factors that lead to Alzheimer’s. Of them, obesity is the top thing to think about. Aside from that, there is also carotid artery narrowing, low educational achievement, hyperhomocysteine, depression, hypertension, frailty, smoking, and type 2 diabetes. Most of these things can be lessened and helped with a good diet and exercise, but […]
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 […]