Category: Dementia

Most of us know someone diagnosed with dementia and the struggles associated with the disease. Even the most basic, or routine tasks become almost impossible. One tip that can ease the struggle, is to incorporate stability and structure through a daily routine. Creating a daily routine for our loved one’s that is stimulating yet familiar […]

Late Stage Alzheimer's

The last stage of Alzheimer’s disease can be the most difficult due to the unique physical challenges as well as the grief associated with imminent loss. Late stage Alzheimer’s is characterized by the almost complete loss of executive functioning and significant difficulty with the physical aspects of daily living. What Happens During Late Stage Alzheimer’s? The brain […]

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malnutrition dementia elderly

Malnutrition. Can you guess how malnutrition paired with dementia can affect seniors negatively? While many know some of the symptoms caused by dementia such as memory loss and irritability, few know that dementia also causes loss of appetite and difficulty swallowing. This ultimately leads to a major problem in the older adult population: Malnutrition. Dementia is […]

Alzheimer’s disease and depression sadly go hand in hand. The Alzheimer’s Association reports: Experts estimate that up to 40 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease suffer from significant depression. Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer’s can be difficult, since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms. The unique and terrible aspect of Alzheimer’s disease is […]

With a disease that currently has no cure like Alzheimer’s, there is a debate about whether a person should seek out an early diagnosis. The misconception revolves around the idea that whether one is confirmed to have Alzheimer’s disease, at any stage, the end result is the same. However, this is incorrect because it discounts all […]

Share Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease is a debilitating disorder that has touched almost every family in the world. As the incidences of the disease have increased, so has this common question: How do you know if it could be Alzheimer’s?  Click to see larger version of this infographic Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease of […]