Dementia is not a disease. It is, what we call in the medical parlance, a syndrome—a collection of symptoms and manifestations that can collectively represent a condition. It is vitally important to get the right diagnosis so the physician can plan the right treatment and management plan.
A low air loss mattress is used in care of the aging or immobile to treat or prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores). It is either often underutilized, and most do not know how it is paid for.
Swallowing difficulties are particularly common in the elderly and can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. A Registered Nurse discusses issues related to dysphagia in the elderly.
Forgetfulness is a common issue with the elderly as they grow older. This can be completely normal, or it can be a sign of dementia including Alzheimer's Disease. This is how you can tell.
Coloring is an excellent activity for children of all ages. It can be a good activity for someone with Alzheimer's, as long as a few important issues are taken into consideration.
Dementia and its many challenges has become one of the medical world’s greatest challenges. Understanding dementia and its impact on our lives will hopefully challenge us to participate in ongoing dementia research, ultimately making a difference both now and in the future.
Remember these five key guidelines in order to effectively communicate with dementia patients. Communication is key in caring for and maintaining relationships with people suffering from dementia.
Seniors gather a house full of memories in their lifetime. Downsizing to a care facility challenges families to respect the stuff, provide closure for a lifetime of treasures.