Certain Over-The-Counter Medications Could Increase Risk Of DementiaThere is growing evidence to suggest the long-term use of some very common over-the-counter medicines -- from pain relievers, cold and allergy treatments even some sleep aids -- may increase your risk of dementia.
Marin County Librarians Train To Care For Patrons With DementiaBay Area librarians are getting an unexpected lesson in how to deal with dementia as the elderly population in Marin County rises.
Danville Man Suffering From Dementia Found After Being Reported MissingPolice said an 81-year-old man who was reported missing earlier Sunday from Danville has been found.
Researcher Fights Patients' Early-Onset Alzheimer's Symptoms With Lifestyle MakeoverA number of patients suffering early Alzheimer's disease are participating in a promising experimental protocol which could, it's hoped, reverse some of the symptoms.
The Benefits of Respite CareWhen someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it is generally a close family member, such as the husband, wife or child, who steps in to take responsibility for the care and well-being of the senior.
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77-Year-Old San Jose Man With Dementia Missing Since Friday NightPolice have released a physical description of an elderly man suffering from dementia who has been missing from San Jose’s Evergreen neighborhood since Friday evening, a police spokesman said Monday.
4 Ways to Support a Couple with DementiaThe spouse of someone with dementia is experiencing not only the pressure of caring for a loved one, but also their own personal loss and sadness as their loved one slips away. This profound change in their marriage and relationship can be difficult beyond words and overwhelming for the couple. Many caregiving spouses don’t ask for the help that they desperately need. Here are some ideas on how you can provide support for a couple with dementia.
Caregiver’s Guide to CommunicationIf you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it is important to take the time to learn how to communicate effectively with them. Improving your communication skills can decrease the stress of caregiving. It can improve your relationship with your loved one and later be beneficial if difficult behaviors develop.
The Powerful Impact of Music on Memory CareAs you search for the best community for your loved one who requires senior living or Alzheimer’s care, be sure to seek out memory care. Memory care involves many techniques that can keep your loved one happier and healthier. Even when our cognitive faculties begin to go, we retain the ability to feel joy – and we often can get that experience from music. Music can help people living with dementia access memories, emotions and connections that are difficult for them to grasp otherwise.
The Link Between Alzheimer’s And Cardiovascular DiseaseA healthy heart is the key to a healthy brain, as good blood flow to the gray matter is essential for function and wellness of the brain cells. In recent years, there has been mounting evidence of the strong association between dementia and cardiovascular disease, particularly in terms of the heart condition’s tendency to starve the brain of blood.
The Many Care Options At Aegis LivingAegis Living communities offer a variety of lifestyle options and levels of care, and care plans evolve with the changing needs of each resident. Along with the many amenities and features to keep seniors happy, healthy and content, Aegis Living has these customizable care options.