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.
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.
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.
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.
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.