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What Is Korsakoff Syndrome?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Dementia is a problem that millions of Americans suffer from; one form of dementia called Korsakoff syndrome is caused by excessive alcohol use and lead to symptoms dealing with memory loss.

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The Stages Of Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Different forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s Disease, are debilitating diseases that progress and the stages of dementia get worse over time. While the disease may not seem too detrimental at first, the middle and later stages of the disease can cause many problems and may lead to you enlisting the help of an assisted living facility or caregiver to help with day-to-day tasks.

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Dementia Care For Veterans

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, one out of three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia; however, veterans who experienced brain trauma during their time in service are at a greater risk of developing the disease and thus need dementia care or related services. 

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Tips for Reducing Risk of Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Dementia is not a specific disease but rather a group of symptoms that are associated with cognitive decline and memory deterioration that, in some cases, can be severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the many forms of dementia but is the most prevalent, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

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Characteristics of Frontotemporal Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella term that is used to encompass multiple types of dementia that affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The frontal and temporal lobes in the brain are commonly associated with personality, behavior, and language. When affected by FTD, people will see portions of these two lobes shrink and atrophy. Signs and symptoms carry depending on each case and person.

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Why Seniors Should Get Tested For Dementia

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

One of the most common questions posed by seniors struggling with memory and cognitive related functions is “Do I have Dementia?” After all, you may be having symptoms of dementia, but it could just be related to nutrition or mental state. At the same time however, it could also be related to dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related problems can be incredibly frightening to deal with, especially until we develop further research into how to stop it.

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Dementia Related Hoarding In Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

If your loved one has always had a reputation as a pack rat or who is someone with a compulsive hoarding habit, you may have noticed their behaviors growing more pronounced and intrusive. Maybe what was once “saving for a rainy day” has become a bit more of a problem. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease tend to experience an increase in the desire to collect items ranging from the valuable to the sentimental to the downright questionable.

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How To Deal With Dementia Related Hallucinations And Paranoia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, seniors above a certain age who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease may experience major psychiatric symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Roughly 40% of individuals with dementia experience delusions, wherein the time, location, or person being spoken to is mistaken for someone or something else. In about 25% of hospitalized Alzheimer’s patients, hallucinations are a common occurrence. If your senior is experiencing hallucinations or delusions, it can be difficult to provide adequate care.

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Dementia Care: 3 Tips For Dealing With Memory Problems

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Nov 13, 2017 9:13:00 AM
 

Your parent’s memory is declining a bit more each day. While some days are better than others, your mom might be forgetting how to perform routine tasks like how to put on shoes, or perhaps your dad can’t remember your name. Providing dementia care to a loved one with memory problems can be a daunting task.

How discouraging it is to feel unable to help the ones we love the most.

You're not as powerless as you might think. There are things you can do to help your aging loved one be happy, safe and as independent as possible.

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