Alzheimer's Disease : Health & Medical

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How to Handle a Patient With Alzheimer's Disease

How to Handle a Patient With Alzheimer's Disease

Handling a person with Alzheimer's disease challenges you as a family member. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease of the brain that leads to irreversible impairments in memory, judgment and language. Because of this, the responsibility of handling someone with this disease gets overwhelming......[Read More]
Does Lewy Body Dementia Have Stages?

Does Lewy Body Dementia Have Stages?

Learn more about what to expect in the progression of Lewy body dementia, and how this disease progresses differently than Alzheimer's disease.......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Memory Loss?

What Are the Treatments for Memory Loss?

The memory loss of aging and diseases like Alzheimer's is a frightening prospect. A tinge or two of forgetfulness can lead to extreme fear that a greater deal of memory loss might be on the way. If you are worried that you may be experiencing memory loss, there are natural, alternative and drug-rela......[Read More]
Is It Alzheimer's Disease or Vitamin B12 Defiency?

Is It Alzheimer's Disease or Vitamin B12 Defiency?

Did you know that low levels of vitamin B12 can cause symptoms of dementia? Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, and how it differs from Alzheimer's disease.......[Read More]
Different Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Different Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 5 million people in the United States. The disease progresses slowly as the brain shrinks and nerve cells decay and die, and diminishes the person's mental and physical abilities. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, and its advancement occurs in stages: mi......[Read More]
Dementia Activities

Dementia Activities

Dementia itself is not a disease. According to MedlinePlus, dementia is a group of symptoms that cause disorders in how the brain works. This causes memory loss, forgetting how to do everyday activities, a change in personality, and often agitation. Dementia is a side affect of Alzheimer's disease a......[Read More]
Life Stories

Life Stories

Life stories allow people who have difficulty communicating a voice. It gives health workers a new way of understanding their client group.......[Read More]
Terry and his Wife's Story About Alzheimer's Disease

Terry and his Wife's Story About Alzheimer's Disease

Page 4 of Called "Kidnapping Mama". Terry Sanville and his wife have written this moving account of their experiences of his mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease.......[Read More]
Some Activities for Alzheimer's Patients

Some Activities for Alzheimer's Patients

Activities can help Alzheimer's patients stay engaged.elderly/man and woman leaving hand in hand image by L. Shat from Fotolia.comAlzheimer's patients benefit from activities that give them the opportunity to talk, reminisce, engage with others and exercise. Studies have shown that the.........[Read More]
Can Stress Cause Dementia?

Can Stress Cause Dementia?

Dementia and StressDementia is not a specific disease, but rather a word for a group of symptoms that affect two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. People with dementia may have trouble with normal activities, such as eating and grooming. They may imagine seeing things,.........[Read More]
How Is Alzheimers Diagnosed?

How Is Alzheimers Diagnosed?

Initial EvaluationAny kind of dementia can be difficult for doctors to diagnose, as the symptoms often mimic those related to other medical conditions. The changes normally brought on by aging are another factor to consider when assessing whether a person may have Alzheimer's disease..........[Read More]
Methods to Improve Dementia

Methods to Improve Dementia

Dementia is a disease that ravages the brain, causing memory, language and perception loss. There is no cure; however, there are ways to improve symptoms and help give sufferers back some of their lost independence. So if you are newly diagnosed with dementia, there is hope and there are options ava......[Read More]
Signs & Symptoms & Stages of Alzheimer's

Signs & Symptoms & Stages of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disorder that impairs normal neurological functions such as memory and cognition. As the disease progresses, cells throughout the body begin to die, causing the sufferer to advance from mild forgetfulness to neurological decline and ultimately to death.......[Read More]
Dementia Fact Sheet

Dementia Fact Sheet

Dementia is also sometimes referred to as senility. Dementia is a set of symptoms, rather than a specific disease. It is often associated with aging. Dementia affects how your brain functions. Depending on its cause, dementia can be reversible. You may be at a greater risk of developing dementia if ......[Read More]
10 Types of Diseases That Can Cause Dementia

10 Types of Diseases That Can Cause Dementia

Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia -- in fact, almost two-thirds of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer's disease. However, a host of other conditions can also cause dementia, including vascular dementia, Lewy body disease, HIV/AIDS, normal pressure hydrocephalus, Wernicke Ko......[Read More]
How to Spot Alzheimer's Disease Early Symptoms

How to Spot Alzheimer's Disease Early Symptoms

Alzhheimer's disease early symptoms are difficult to diagnose with certainty since they can be related to many other things. However Alzheimer's disease has early symptoms which when present together indicate a high likelihood of the disease.......[Read More]
New Treatments for Dementia

New Treatments for Dementia

According to the Online Newshour, dementia afflicts five million elderly Americans. Almost half of these are suspected cases of Alzheimer's. New treatments are being sought every day in a puzzling field of medicine that has seen no significant development in 50 years.......[Read More]
Effect of Non-Alzheimers Dementia on Personality

Effect of Non-Alzheimers Dementia on Personality

Dementia includes impairment of brain function, behavioral changes, and learning and communication problems. Dementia is not always related to diseases such as Alzheimer's or some form of brain injury. The 2007 Health and Retirement Study showed that one in seven Americans age 70 and older suffer fr......[Read More]
Signs & Symptoms of Short Term Memory Loss

Signs & Symptoms of Short Term Memory Loss

The difficulty in diagnosing short term memory loss stems from the multitude of symptoms that may characterize but may also be indicative of a number of other brain disorders. In addition, loss of memory is a natural part of the aging process. However, memory loss, as opposed to simply getting older......[Read More]
Contact Details for the Southern Arizona Regional Alzheimer's Office, Tucson, AZ

Contact Details for the Southern Arizona Regional Alzheimer's Office, Tucson, AZ

Contact Details for the Southern Arizona Regional Alzheimer's Office, Tucson, AZ......[Read More]