Tag: dementia patients

Nursing Home Know-How

The 85-and-older age group constitutes the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of them will remain healthy enough to continue living independently in their own homes, some may not be able to continue managing basic activities

An Overview of Dementia Medications

An Overview of Dementia Medications

Alzheimer’s disease treatment is, in many respects, still a question in search of a definitive answer. No Alzheimer medication can halt the forward progress of the disease or prevent its ultimate devastation on the lives of those who have it.

Yet Alzheimer dementia medications are available that can help relieve some

New Approach May Help Manage Dementia-Related Behavior Issues

Problems with memory and decision-making are often the challenges we associate most with dementia. But for people with this condition, emotional and behavioral issues can be just as difficult for the patients and those around them. It’s not unusual for someone with dementia to act aggressively or become easily agitated.
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6. Treating Alzheimer’s

At this time, Alzheimer’s disease treatment is more about managing symptoms than about stopping or reversing the disease course. Existing therapies can’t cure Alzheimer’s, but they can help relieve some of its most troubling symptoms, and make life easier for both those with the condition, and their caregivers. New treatments

Introduction

For most people, a little forgetfulness is a part of life. A name is on the tip of our tongue but we just can’t recall it, or an appointment slips out of memory. These memory lapses may simply be a normal sign of aging. However, persistent memory trouble may also

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Healthcare

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

Newsbriefs: Flu Shots; Statins; Stress Reduction; Tube Feeding

Flu Shots: Timing May Count
The annual flu shot may be more effective if you get it in the morning, according to a study published earlier this year (Vaccine, May). Researchers looked at 276 people, age 65 and older, who were vaccinated against three different flu strains either between 9am and

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