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What is Dementia? What Causes it besides Alzheimer’s? by Mom-n-Me Posted Mon 11 Oct 2010 8:04pm Dementia is a general term rather than a specific disease. It describes symptoms caused by a number of brain-affecting disorders. Dementia is common in senior citizens. People with dementia experience impaired intellectual functioning that hinders normal activities and relationships, and they lose problem-solving abilities and ha ... Read on »
Senior Citizens and Incontinence by Allanda .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Feb 2011 4:08am Tweet Urinary incontinence is a bladder control problem that affects people of all ages, not just the elderly. One of the great misconceptions about incontinence is that it is a natural and expected part of aging. But that’s not true; just because you’re elderly doesn’t mean you have to accept the loss of bladder control as a normal part of ge ... Read on »
Four Easy Ways to Exercise, Fight Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Brain Deterioration by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 10:49am My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. My mother Dorothy, now 93 years old, suffers from Alzheimer's disease. I am a big proponent of exercise and socialization. There are several research studies that indicate exercise, and a socially active lifestyle may decrease the risk of developing dementia. My own experience ... Read on »
1 in 3 Seniors Dies with Alzheimer’s or a Dementia by A4M Posted Tue 02 Apr 2013 10:07pm Posted on April 1, 2013, 6 a.m. in Demographics Alzheimer's Disease Today, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s Disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, one new c ... Read on »
Activities bring happiness and joy to Alzheimer's sufferers by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:12pm Only1Mom has me thinking about activities for persons suffering from Alzheimer's. I will spend some time this week discussing activities and rehashing some of my previous posts. I just caught this article over on the Wall Street Journal -- Memories Slip, but Golf Is Forever. The article knocked home two things for me: Persons suffe ... Read on »
Use It or Lose ... by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 12:40pm Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter Richard Powers For hundreds of years dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise. More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, w ... Read on »
Elderly Depression And Dementia ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 16 Aug 2009 10:24pm Elderly Depression And Dementia 17 aug 2009--When senior citizens become depressed, agitated, or show signs of dementia, it is often difficult to know what the best ways to keep them healthy and happy are. Before you consider long-term care as a solution, there are things you can do to keep your loved ones in their homes. According to th ... Read on »
Is It A “Senior Moment” Or Is It Alzheimer’s? by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 3:00am Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group Provides Tips on Differentiating the Memory Lapses of Normal Aging from Symptoms of Dementia. There are currently more than 5 million people in the United States suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. As the population aged 65 and older continues to increase, the number ... Read on »
The Mini-Cog Test for Alzheimer's and Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Apr 2009 12:53pm 2 Comments The Mini-Cog is a simple three minute test that is useful in detecting mild cognitive impairment, dementia, or an early stage of Alzheimer's. The research study, included below, showed that the test has a high degree of accuracy (83 percent). Please note: If you decide to try this test and, you find the results of the test suspiciou ... Read on »
What is Dementia? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Apr 2009 12:53pm What is Dementia? Dementia is the gradual deterioration of mental functioning, such as concentration, memory, and judgment, which affects a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities. Subscribe to The Alzheimer's Reading Room--via Email Who gets Dementia? Dementia occurs primarily in people who are over the age of 65, or ... Read on »