Dementia Care

The Link Between Alcoholism and Dementia

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Many people equate long-term damage caused by alcoholism with liver failure and pancreatitis. Many are thus surprised to learn that alcoholism also causes a form of dementia known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a type of brain disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B-1, or thiamine. The syndrome is actually two separate […]

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Proven Best Ways to Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer’s disease is lacking, but a few changes can likely delay memory loss, according to a 2017 review by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Specific memory training, consistent exercise and controlling high blood pressure offer the best hope, the committee concluded. Members examined the best research on ways to […]

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The First Signs of Alzheimer’s: Difficulty Navigating

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A study was done at Washington University in St. Louis which indicates that, of all the warning signs that suggest Alzheimer’s may be developing, the earliest one is probably a difficulty in navigation. This is because the area of the brain that is used to help you move from one place to the next seems to be […]

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Five Myths about Alzheimer’s

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Five Myths about Alzheimer’s Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include problems with memory, judgment, and thinking. Memory loss and dementia will progress as the stages of Alzheimer’s advance. Symptoms can be treated with medication, but there is no cure.  As more and more of us are confronting with this disease, I thought it would be helpful to […]

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Recommending Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia

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Recommending Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people each year. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is difficult but you will feel less alone […]

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Surviving Dementia through Laughter

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Surviving Dementia through Laughter Posted by National Care Planning Council Mark Twain wrote, “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Professionals across the medical field agree that laughter is an effective medicine. It’s been shown to improve connections with others, increase blood […]

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How to Keep Someone With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Busy and Active

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How to Keep Someone With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Busy and Active by Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor Successful activities for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia Keeping busy stimulates the brains of people with dementia while boosting a sense of usefulness and accomplishment. But they lose the ability to select satisfying activities and follow […]

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