alzheimer's

Tips for the caregiver of an Alzheimer’s Patient Provided by The Alzheimer’s Association Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can be overwhelming and is often described as “The 36 Hour Day.”  The caregiver must cope with declining abilities and difficult behaviors.  Basic activities of daily living often become hard…

alzheimer's

Support is Most Important Resource By Visiting Angels in West Chester, Ohio February  20, 2012 According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be frightening…

Is it normal memory loss from aging or Alzheimer’s Disease?  See this Infographic for making sense of memory loss. Comparing Symptoms of Alzheimer’s versus Memory Loss from Normal Aging.  Thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association for information. Feel free to share our infographic.

Alzheimer’s Safe Return IDs: Tips to Encourage Their Use • Give the ID jewelry as a gift • Ask the doctor to present the ID jewelry • Present the ID jewelry at different times of day on different days • Present the ID necklace as military dog tags • Place the ID bracelet on the…

sundown syndrome

Sundown syndrome — also called sundowning — is a behavior common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. It describes the confusion, anxiety, agitation, or disorientation that often occur at dusk and into the evening hours. The episodes may last a few hours or throughout the night. While the exact cause of sundown syndrome is not known,…

treatments

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, there are medications that can help control its symptoms. In addition, treatments are also available to help manage agitation, depression, or psychotic symptoms (hallucinations or delusions), which may occur as the disease progresses. Consult a physician before taking any medications. FDA-Approved Drugs There are five…

treatments

Dementia is a progressive deterioration of intellectual function due to the death of brain cells. Dementia can be caused by medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or stroke, drug toxicity or brain injury. Some conditions are treatable, and others cause irreversible brain damage. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is irreversible, and in western countries, it accounts for more…

adult day care

Adult Day Care centers are designed to meet the needs of individuals with dementia and to support their strengths, abilities and independence. Centers typically have staffed activities such as music and exercise programs and discussion groups. Why Use an Adult Day Care Center? One reason to use an adult day center is to give yourself…