Posts Tagged ‘Dementia’

Taste Effects On Alzheimer's Disease Patients

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 4: Taste

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

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How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 3: Aroma & Smell

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

Mentoring Children Helps Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s and Mentoring Children

Alzheimer’s and Mentoring Children By Marlene Wallace, RN The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is still not totally understood but medical researchers know it involves the brain’s memory, language and thought processes. Currently, there is no cure or medication that proves to be beneficial with Alzheimer’s disease. However, medical experts do believe that taking part in […]

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer's

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 2: Sound & Hearing

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

Communicate with People with Alzheimer's

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 1: Touch

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

Healthy Diet May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

7 Foods That Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

The best thing you can do to keep your brain working the way you want it to: exercise, and eat right. “Nutrition is very, very important to brain health,” says Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist and member of scientific advisory board for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Surprisingly, the brain is made up of […]

What's The Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and AD is the cause of the symptom. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living….. Too often, patients and […]

Surviving The Holidays As An Alzheimer's Caregiver

Surviving the Holidays as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Humor can get you through the holidays. With three family members suffering Alzheimer’s, laughter has been essential. (Look, Grandpa can hide his own Easter eggs! Let’s just re-gift everything we gave him last year!). In all seriousness, being an Alzheimer’s caregiver around the holidays, populated with strange faces, blinking lights and open flames, can be […]

Active Lifestyle Slows Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease

Active Lifestyles Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dementia exacts a staggering toll on society. More than 35 million people worldwide are […]

Facts About Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Do You Know The Facts?

There are many physical changes our bodies undergo with advancing age. Normal cognitive changes with increasing age include smaller short term memory (STM) capacity, which makes it harder to retain information and act on that information. Retrieval from long term memory (LTM) also becomes less efficient. There are also corresponding physiological changes that occur in […]