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Is Your Parent Exhibiting Normal Aging Problems Or Is It Dementia?

by: Mark K. Shackelford A great many people today are facing the likelihood of assisting their older mothers and fathers. When taking care of older parents, it's not unusual to recognize "mental" problems that seem a little worse than normal. You assume it's normal, because they are growing older. (more…)
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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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Important Decisions in Elder Care When Dementia Strikes

by: Erica Ronchetti It's estimated there are 24 million individuals living with some form of dementia worldwide-this number is expected to increase to as many as 85 million by the year 2040 if there is no medical breakthrough for age-related memory loss. Alzheimer's is the most common and well-known form of dementia with more than…
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How to Care for Someone With Dementia

by: Shane Michael Dalton Firstly, It is important that someone who has been diagnosed with dementia remains as independent as possible and continues to carry out their normal activities and any occupation for as long as they possibly can. While people with mild dementia often experience problems with short-term memory, they may recall memories from…
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Dementia in the Elderly

Dementia is a condition which mostly affects the elderly people. Sometimes it occurs in the youngsters as well. Here, the sufferer develops problems in the social or intellectual abilities which can be troublesome in carrying out routine duties. The common symptoms of this condition irrespective of the type of dementia are forgetfulness, loss of memory,…
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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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Did Dad Get Dementia in the Hospital?

By Frena Gray-Davidson As a caregiver, I've seen that it's not unusual for an elderly person without dementia to have dementia in a hospital setting. While no one really knows for sure why this is, we could probably all make reasonable guesses. After all, what is a hospital? It's not your familiar home. It's often…
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Three Frequent Early Signs of Dementia in Older People

Ben had always been able to read his dad pretty well but lately he was having a hard time discerning what was going through his mind. Much of the time his father appeared to be managing his life with no particular problems but sometimes he was distant and forgetful leaving Ben to wonder what was…
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