Alzheimer's Disease : Health & Medical

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How to Trim Outdoor Ferns

How to Trim Outdoor Ferns

Ferns are a common outdoor landscaping plant, especially in shaded areas where they can thrive. Ferns are hardy and low maintenance plants that can be grown indoors or outdoors. One of the facets of caring for outdoor ferns is trimming or pruning them to keep the tidy. Ferns also need trimming when ......[Read More]
Physical Activity & Dementia

Physical Activity & Dementia

Dementia isn't a specific disease; rather it is a collection of symptoms that affect social and intellectual functions such as memory, according to the Mayo Clinic's website. The website explains that different types of dementia exist and the symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with daily lif......[Read More]
Comfort Care in Late Stage Dementia

Comfort Care in Late Stage Dementia

Have you heard the words "comfort care" but aren't sure how that really changes your loved one's care? Learn what interventions may be helpful in providing comfort care for those in late stage dementia.......[Read More]
What Is Procedural Memory? How Is It Affected by Dementia?

What Is Procedural Memory? How Is It Affected by Dementia?

Learn more about procedural memories and how they're affected (but less than you may think) by dementia.......[Read More]
How to Manage Dementia Care at Home

How to Manage Dementia Care at Home

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms that often include memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, personality changes, problems communicating, problems with motor skills and coordination, inappropriate behavior and an inability to reason. If your loved one has any of ......[Read More]
Common Names for Alzheimer's Disease

Common Names for Alzheimer's Disease

Senility, dementia, senile dementia, SDAT (senile dementia--Alzheimer's type)---these are terms that are often used interchangeably for Alzheimer's disease. But all dementias are not created equal. While they may have symptoms in common, some dementias can be halted or even reversed and some cannot.......[Read More]
Genetics & Alzheimers

Genetics & Alzheimers

Conditions such as Alzheimer's disease can occur as a result of genetic predisposition. After learning the risk gene for Alzheimer's is present, a person can reduce her chances of developing the disease.......[Read More]
Coping With the Grief of a Loved One's Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Coping With the Grief of a Loved One's Alzheimer's Diagnosis

This article provides advice on how to cope with the grief of a loved one's Alzheimer's diagnosis.......[Read More]
Hallucinations in Alzheimers Disease Patients

Hallucinations in Alzheimers Disease Patients

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and is an incurable, progressive brain disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States (see Reference 1). It causes memory, cognitive and personality problems. Delusions and hall......[Read More]
Cinnamon- Tasty and Good for Your Brain?

Cinnamon- Tasty and Good for Your Brain?

Does cinnamon help your brain? Learn what research says about this common spice and its possible role in protecting your brain from dementia.......[Read More]
Investigations in Alzheimer's Disease

Investigations in Alzheimer's Disease

New studies on Alzheimer's disease have revealed valuable information. Studies currently under way are looking deeper into the causes of the disease and how Alzheimer's can be treated more effectively.......[Read More]
Caregivers Dealing with Frustration

Caregivers Dealing with Frustration

No matter how much you love someone with Alzheimer's and want to help them, caring is a complex and often frustrating business. Sometimes you get to near screaming point. This article begins to looks at general principles of the carer needing to cope with frustration.......[Read More]
PET Scan

PET Scan

What's a PET scan and how is it used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's?......[Read More]
Questions About Alzheimer's

Questions About Alzheimer's

Over 5.2 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease, and it's anticipated that 10 million baby boomers will be diagnosed with it sometime in their lifetime. People with Alzheimer's and those who care for them may have a lot of questions about this progressive, fatal brain disease t......[Read More]
About Improving Memory

About Improving Memory

Your memory enables you to recall information that you've learned or experienced. Memory formation involves three stages: acquisition, consolidation and retrieval. Your brain either stores information in your short-term memory or long-term memory. As people age, their memories tend to deteriorate. M......[Read More]
"Don't Leave Momma Home With The Dog" - A Caregiving Book Based on a True Story

"Don't Leave Momma Home With The Dog" - A Caregiving Book Based on a True Story

"Don't Leave Momma Home With The Dog" is a caregiving book that is part memoir, part motivational manual. In this book, Jo Huey chronicles her experiences caring for her mother, including how she made the tough decision to move her to a long-term care facility. Huey shares insights on......[Read More]
Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease

Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It progressively destroys brain tissue, causing a loss of mental and social capabilities serious enough to interfere with everyday living. Currently, no cure exists and medications aim to slow the progression of the disease and improve quality......[Read More]
What Are the Risks of Being a Caregiver?

What Are the Risks of Being a Caregiver?

Caregivers are responsible for the care of a medically needy individual, usually a family member or loved one. The rewards of being a caregiver are numerous; you are usually able to provide much-needed comfort and personalized care during a time of mental or physical health-related stress. However, ......[Read More]
How to Visit Westwood Memorial Park

How to Visit Westwood Memorial Park

Fans come to Los Angeles to see celebrities, and if fans can't encounter them in person, they take tours of the neighborhoods where celebs live and the studios where they work. They look at their footprints in cement or their stars on Hollywood Boulevard. And if all else fails, the fans go see where......[Read More]
How to Recognize Frontal Lobe Dementia Symptoms

How to Recognize Frontal Lobe Dementia Symptoms

Frontal Lobe Dementia affects 10% of all people. This disease can completely change a person's attitude and demeanor. Learn how to recognize the symptoms to get treatment early.......[Read More]