WHAT IS DEMENTIA?

Dementia comes from the Latin word which means without mind and does not mean the person is crazy. It is a disease where many thinking and mental functions are disrupted. One of the first signs is memory loss. The symptoms come on gradually and often either go unnoticed ...

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WARNING SIGNS OF DEMENTIA

If you or your family have noticed a change in your mental functions and/or behavior, it is important that you consult your doctor. Your physician can determine if what you are experiencing is normal age-related memory loss or something more serious like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. ...

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HOW TO PREVENT DEMENTIA

Not all of the causes for developing dementia are known. Some forms of dementia cannot be prevented. However, Dementia has a few common causes which might be preventable. A healthy lifestyle coupled with medical advice and treatment aimed at reducing these conditions that lead to dementia may prevent you from ...

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WHAT IS SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS?

Short term memory loss can result from several things. Drug use, menopause, age, and other hormonal imbalances can all be causes of short term memory loss. You might walk into a room and think, “What did I come in here for?”, or you might forget where ...

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TIPS TO HELP YOU REMEMBER

You might walk into a room and think, “What did I come in here for?”, or you might forget where you put your car keys or glasses. This recent memory loss is usually not serious and very common. If you or a loved one is experiencing short term memory ...

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WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?

Alzheimer's disease attacks and eventually destroys the thinking abilities of the brain. Short term memory is frequently the first noticeable symptom. The ability to think and plan as well as the sense of where you are in your environment slowly deteriorates as the disease progresses. The areas of ...

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FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Every 72 seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. The age of the first patient ever diagnosed with what would become known as Alzheimer’s Disease was 51. It is estimated that half of the American population will develop some Alzheimer’s symptoms by the age of 85. Projected disease predictions show ...

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CHALLENGES ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS FACE

Alzheimer's disease changes behavior and makes it unpredictable. You may notice your loved one acting in ways he never did before. Living with things like verbal and physical aggression, combativeness, and mood swings result in tension and frustration for both of you. As a caregiver, you will have ...

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TIPS FOR DEALING WITH CARGIVERS STRESS

Alzheimer’s disease turns a loved one into someone you have a hard time recognizing.Their behavior changes; their temperament changes; and they gradually lose the ability to make decisions and care for themselves. With all this going on, it is not surprising that the Alzheimer’s caregiver experiences ...

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