Tag Archives: Alzheimers

Meanings – Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's

by: Sheila Moody Dementia is the syndrome of symptoms such as memory loss and decreasing ability to handle the daily functions of life. Dementia is not an early form of Alzheimer's or some less serious disease, it is simply a catch-all term that describes Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia, and other specific diseases. It is frequently used…
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Memory Loss Prevention

by: Jeremy Mervin A natural occurrence of ageing is suffering lowered body functions. It is not uncommon to have impaired vision, lowered mobility and even delayed cerebral responses. The most pronounced disability among many of the elderly is failing memory. (more…)
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Alzheimer's – How to Avoid It

by: Kathryn D Alexander Having a parent with Alzheimer's, I have been researching as much information as possible on this subject matter. What puzzles me the most about this disease is why some elderly people get it and why some don't? It can be linked to genetics but that doesn't always hold true. My Mom…
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Senior Day Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

By Bob Kohut In the not too distant past there was no such thing as senior day care for Alzheimer’s patients.  The only options available were confining the Alzheimer’s patient to a residential treatment facility or taking care of the patient at home. (more…)
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Alzheimer's Disease in the Elderly – What Can be Done ?

by Maggie Z. Matthews Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s or as some refer to this malady with the sound alike, similar sounding term “Old Timers” affects many people in their later years. Whether it was around all the time, and the diagnosis or label was not readily available or testable or now, or whether it is just…
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Alzheimer Granny Takes a Shower II

Frena Gray-Davidson continues  to share how Alzheimer Granny takes a shower: 1. Cut down the number of showers per week. This reduces the occasions for upset and is more in keeping with the skin requirements of elders, many of whom already have fragile dry skin that lotion doesn't really restore, though it helps. About 3…
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Alzheimer Granny Takes a Shower I

Ever since Alzheimer Granny developed dementia, it's been very hard for anyone to get her into the shower. Either she plain refuses or she gets resistant and upset. "What is it, Mom?" Marian asked one time, but Alzheimer Granny just stared back at her daughter, fearful and agitated. She shook her head and Marian had…
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