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  • Dementia

    Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that can be caused by brain damage. It’s not related to… 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 (particularly…

  • 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…

  • Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

    Early-onset Alzheimer dementia is a medical condition. It is a disease of the brain and a form of dementia… onset Alzheimer dementia is sometimes called “familial” Alzheimer dementia. Diagnosis: It may take longer for a doctor to diagnose early-onset Alzheimer dementia. Even though the symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer dementia

  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain… memory, thinking abilities, and personality. In the later stages, a person who has dementia has difficulty caring for him or herself. Alzheimer Dementia is the most…

  • Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer dementia. They may become depressed when their memory and ability to… and treatment. An older person who has depression may feel confused or have trouble understanding simple requests. What is Alzheimer dementia? Alzheimer dementia is the…

  • Brain Training for Seniors

    Exercising your brain as you age is important and may help delay the onset of 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…

  • 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…

  • Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults

    Malnutrition in older adults is a serious concern and is often due to low income, medical conditions, disability, social issues,… 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…

  • 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…

  • Caregiver Stress

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… away. Some examples of chronic conditions include: cancer aftereffects of stroke multiple sclerosis arthritis diabetes Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia The caregiver helps…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Getting Motivated to Work Out

    Working out comes with countless health-related benefits, both physical and mental. All it takes is finding the right motivation… 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…

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a method of stimulating the brain with electricity to treat some types of severe mental… not moving or speaking. This can happen in people who have schizophrenia. Sometimes, ECT can improve agitation and aggression in people with dementia or severe autism…