• Hip Replacement Pain- How Do You Assess Pain With Dementia?

    Hip Replacement Pain can be difficult to assess in someone with Dementia. What to Do when Your Hip Replacement Causes You Pain Surgery is a normal part of most people’s lives, and in fact, half a million...

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    Sundowners Syndrome and Tips on How to Handle It

    Sundowner’s syndrome is a condition that affects individuals with dementia or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  As the day progresses and the sun begin to go down, symptoms of increased confusion, agitation and restlessness occur.  Some...

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    Multiple Sclerosis Dementia Like Symptoms

    What is Multiple Sclerosis Dementia?  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition in which there is an inflammatory process that affects the myelin sheaths of the nerves and brain. The myelin sheaths are a covering that protects the...

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  • Alzheimer Dementia Medications: What Works?

    Alzheimer Dementia Medications can be confusing to the lay person. There presently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The medications presently used to treat Alzheimer’s have been developed to slow the progression of the symptoms of this disease. ...

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    What is the Cognitive Abilities ScreeningTest (CASI)?

      What is the Cognitive Abilities ScreeningTest (CASI) and what does it diagnose? The cognitive abilities screening test (CASI) is a group of used as a cross-cultural mental screening test to determine the severity of dementia in a...

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    What is a Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)?

    The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is also known as the Folstein test. It is a short test of 30 questions that is used to screen for memory problems or identify dementia symptoms. This is a test...

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  • Parkinsons Dementia Symptoms: Similarities and Differences

    Parkinsons dementia symptoms and Alzheimer’s  disease are progressive and debilitating medical conditions that affects the central nervous system. This is believed to be due to the decrease in the chemical dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is...

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    Home Safety for Seniors with Dementia

    Home Safety for seniors with dementia  Make the home safe for the aging adult with Alzheimer’s or dementia. When you hear the diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s the last thing a family member may not consider is the...

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    Improve Cognitive Functioning:Aromatherapy and Dementia

    Aromatherapy and Dementia: Benefits of Scents Can Improve Cognitive Functioning and Calm Aromatherapy, using plants essential oils for medicinal purposes, has been studied and the benefits recorded for thousands of years. These oils have long been used...

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  • Caregiver Rights: Having a Life of Your Own

    #1  Caregiver Rights – having a life of your own.  Caring is a valuable and rewarding role. It is a role in which you can become very easily socially isolated. As a caregiver, you spend the majority...

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