Monthly Archives: May 2013

 

Danilo Rizzuti

Is it age-related memory loss or dementia?

As you age, you will experience a certain amount of forgetfulness and find it harder recalling new pieces of information, such as the name of a person you met for the first time last week. On the other hand, “typical signs [of dementia] are extreme forgetfulness, not just forgetting the keys here and there. Rather, […]
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Why Dementia Patients Resist Your Help

As dementia symptoms progress in those who have this disease, they require more and more help with their daily activities. However, to the frustration of their caregivers who are providing dementia care, patients may not welcome their help for many reasons. Understanding why your loved one is resisting your help will help you find ways […]
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How to Deal with an Alzheimer’s Patient Who Wanders

Three out of every five people with Alzheimer’s will wander during the course of the disease, which is a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes they might be roaming the streets with a specific purpose or goal in mind, or other times they might be searching for something they can’t find. Unfortunately, this symptom is […]

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Managing the Bathroom–with Alzheimer’s

If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s disease, managing bathroom activities can be difficult and uncomfortable. “Even though the person with Alzheimer’s disease may not be able to take a bath or go to the toilet safely by themselves, they may still be embarrassed about being undressed and ashamed of needing help. The […]

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Boost Brain Power through a Mediterranean Diet

According to a new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, the Mediterranean diet, which is known for its heart-health effects, may also give a brain boost to the elderly. The diet is characterized by its use of virgin olive oil as the main fat ingredient and entails heavy consumption of nuts, […]