How To Care For Someone With Dementia



If a person is suffering from dementia they are losing their mental skills that will have an effect on their everyday life. Dementia is a gradually deteriorating condition that be brought about by … [Read more...]


Memory loss is not necessarily dementia



When we see an elderly person who is confused or incoherent, we tend assume it has something to do with senility or dementia. Loss of memory is not necessarily a sign of dementia and senility is not … [Read more...]


Diet and Alzheimer’s disease



Low-fat, low-calorie diets are not only good for cardiovascular health. It may also delay the onset or progression of dementia. Many epidemiological studies have presented evidence that diet plays a … [Read more...]


Palliative care for patients with advanced dementia



When we hear the words "terminal disease,“ we always think of cancer. “Terminal cancer” is a term that everybody has heard before. But have you ever heart of the term “terminal dementia?” According … [Read more...]


Married at midlife: lowering your risk for dementia



Social life is important for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, as many research studies have reported. A more recent study pinpointed something even more specific - that … [Read more...]


Pain relievers: do they or do they not prevent Alzheimers?



Previous studies have reported that pain relievers such as the anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This study by American researchers, however, shows a … [Read more...]


Your brain needs good cholesterol, too!



It is well-known that high blood cholesterol levels are not good for the heart. Is is also quite known that high levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) - the bad type of cholesterol - can build up … [Read more...]


Hope and Help for the Holidays



It's October and according to some retailers, the holidays begin now. I don’t listen to the marketing hype, but when I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner (which I am not this year), I start thinking … [Read more...]


Dementia and your cholesterol



When we speak of cholesterol, negative thoughts of blocked arteries and heart attacks come to mind. However, not all types of cholesterol are detrimental to our health. There are 2 main types of … [Read more...]


Dementia, Alzheimer’s, the Elderly and Sex (part 3)



Okay, this is my last post on the whole dementia, Alzheimer's and sex subject. But this subject really has me thinking about the rights of people with dementia. Is a 14 or 15 year old any more able … [Read more...]


Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Sex (part 2)



Okay, so let's finish this conversation. Like I said the other day, if you want to see anyone on the caregiving spectrum from a teenager to an adult child blush-talk about their loved one's sex … [Read more...]


The link between dementia and “ministrokes”



Is there a link between dementia and ministrokes? This seems very likely, according to researchers who conducted studies on several people with dementia or cognitive impairment. What is … [Read more...]


Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Sex



If you want to make a teenager or young adult blush, mention their parents having sex. Let's face it, there aren't very many "children" be they teens, young adults, baby boomers or elderly who want … [Read more...]


Brain Games and Other Activities



This post discusses brain games and other activities that may delay the onset and reduce the impact of Alzheimer's disease and dementias I want to say off the bat that I am quite familiar with … [Read more...]


Alzheimer’s and Dementia-The Differences



The terms dementia and Alzheimer's are often used interchangeably.  In fact, dementia is not Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's is not dementia, although, they are certainly related. For example, let's say … [Read more...]


Does Alzheimer’s change your character?



Basic guides for relatives of people with Alzheimer's say, "Don't get upset about what they say or do. If they lash out at you or don't remember you, it's the disease talking. It's not them. Don't … [Read more...]


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