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  • Illustration of human brain with puzzle piece missing, depicting memory loss as a symptom of dementia

    Dementia

    Dementia is a group of symptoms often caused by changes in brain structure. It often occurs in older people but… people. What causes dementia? Dementia is caused by the damage of brain cells. A brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s, could trigger dementia. A brain tumor,…

  • You Don’t Have to Handle Dementia Care Alone

    Dr. Jason R. Woloski

    When a loved one has dementia, your family doctor can be a trusted resource and partner in their care… I’m a family doctor who practices in an area with a large population of older adults. People often ask me about memory loss and dementia

  • Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia

    Caring for a loved one who has dementia is difficult. Learn how to best care for them while also taking… If your loved one is in the early stages of dementia, they may not require much care. This is a good time for you…

  • Planning for the Future After a Diagnosis of Dementia

    After a diagnosis of dementia, it’s important for family members to talk about plans for care and support, and to… If you or a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, it's important to start planning for the future. Talk over the issues below with…

  • Patient and doctor sitting down for counseling session

    Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that is most common in people over the age of 65. There is… What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementiaDementia is a condition that describes a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms are associated…

  • Seniors playing memory games

    Brain Training for Seniors

    Exercising your brain is important to reduce your risk of developing dementia… Alzheimer’s dementia (the no. 1 form of dementia). Other diseases, such as uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, can cause another form of dementia known as vascular dementia (the 2nd most common form of the…

  • Man with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

    Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

    Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the brain that affects people younger than 65. Some may develop symptoms in… Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a medical condition. It is a disease of the brain and a form of dementia. This condition is sometimes called…

  • A young woman with blond hair holding a red heart

    Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… can do when your loved one is napping. If your loved one doesn’t sleep or wanders (common in people who have dementia), read Caring for…

  • Senior mother and daughter making healthy breakfast together in kitchen.

    Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults

    Older adults are more vulnerable to malnutrition. Learn ways to prevent it… As the U.S. population ages, malnourishment is a growing concern. Good nutrition is very important for all older adults. It is especially important for older adults who are ill or have been diagnosed…

  • middle-aged couple go over paperwork with a lawyer

    Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders

    An advance directive is a legal document. It tells your doctor and family what kind of medical care you want… can't tell them yourself. This could happen if you: Are in a coma. Are seriously injured. Are terminally ill. Have severe dementia. If you are…

  • a female caregiver puts her arm around an elderly woman as they walk outside

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism) Cancer Effects of stroke Multiple sclerosis Arthritis Diabetes Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia Mental health conditions…

  • woman's hands holding hot cup of coffee or tea in morning sunlight

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care… special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism). Cancer. Effects of stroke. Multiple sclerosis. Arthritis. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Caregivers help with many tasks…

  • cows peaking their heads out of their stalls in a barn

    Mad Cow Disease

    Mad cow disease is the common name for a rare and deadly brain disease. The disease is spread by eating… cow disease until it’s reached the most serious symptoms. It can begin with symptoms of depression and loss of coordination. Later, dementia symptoms appear. These…

  • Portrait of older woman suffering for depression

    Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to… ones Lack of freedom or ability Move to a family home or care facility Some older adults who are depressed may have dementia, such as Alzheimer’s…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your… decline is a normal part of growing older. Cognitive decline that happens quickly or that affects day-to-day activities is called dementia. A head injury, a…

  • Elderly, depressed woman lying on pillow

    Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer’s disease, but there are things you can do as a caregiver… same causes and treatment. An older person who has depression may feel confused or have trouble understanding simple requests. What is Alzheimer dementia? Alzheimer dementia

  • senior african american woman exercising in park

    Getting Motivated to Work Out

    Making a habit of working out is difficult to start, but beneficial to your mental and physical health… that working out on a regular basis can reduce, delay, and maybe even prevent the onset of certain diseases. Diabetes, cancer, and dementia are some of the…

  • female doctor checking for Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, means your thyroid gland makes too much hormone. This can cause weight loss, tremors, and… adults may be subtle. Examples are increased heart rate, fatigue during normal activities, and withdrawal. Doctors may mistake hyperthyroidism for depression or dementia. People who…

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