Due to continued visiting restrictions because of COVID-19, many loved ones of those with dementia are left with limited options to spend time together. One option to connect is through a phone call or video chat.
Parkinson's Disease starts out as a movement disorder which can cause tremors, difficulty walking and other symptoms. As the disease progresses, it is common to develop memory loss and dementia.
Making sure your blood pressure is at a healthy reading is necessary to maintain overall health. Controlling high blood pressure is also very important when it comes to the prevention of Alzheimer's and dementia.
As memory declines, an individual with a memory impairment may ask repetitive questions as they may not be able to remember simple facts about their life that previously were common knowledge.
Even though there is not a cure for Alzheimer's Disease, there are medications that are used to treat symptoms and delay and stabilize memory loss for a period of time.
Down Syndrome is a genetic condition in which an individual is born with an extra chromosome. This genetic change causes impairment in a variety of ways, both physically and mentally. An individual who has Down Syndrome is much more likely to develop dementia than an individual without Down Syndrome.
Our eyes are an important part of the body. Eye exams can detect many different health concerns and conditions. A recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health studied the changes that happen in eyes in relation to Alzheimer's Disease.
As Alzheimer's Disease progresses to the end stage, hospice care may become appropriate. Hospice offers many benefits to both the individual needing care and their family members by providing both medical care and support for emotional and spiritual needs.
Delirium is defined by the National Institute on Aging as "a state of sudden, acute confusion." The most common occurrence of delirium is during a hospital stay. Individuals who already have dementia are more likely to struggle with delirium.