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Dementia and Sleep Disorders

Dementia is a blanket term that refers to a cohort of pathophysiological conditions. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Other examples of dementia include vascular dementiaLewy body dementiaParkinson’s diseaseShy-Drager syndrome, Huntington’s diseasealcohol-related dementiaAIDS-related dementia and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Common symptoms of dementia include progressive loss of cognitive functions such as memory, social skills and emotional reactions.

 

Read more at the link below.

https://www.tuck.com/dementia/ 

2018-06-13T21:08:22+00:00 By |Tags: , |

Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and dementia are devastating diseases that progress slowly and take your loved one away with it. When caring for a loved one with these diseases, each day can be a challenge, and new issues appear. What your loved one could once do easily, they can no longer do easily or sometimes not even do at all.

Communication

As these diseases progress, conversation with your loved one may become more and more difficult. It may be difficult to understand them and for them to follow you. You will need to use a calm and gentle tone, short words and simple sentences. Don’t […]

2018-05-26T13:17:34+00:00 By |Tags: , , |

Bus-Stops at Old People’s Homes Take Patients for a Ride

You may not believe but elopement and wandering are more and more common with residents with suffer from dementia. Old people’s homes across Germany are erecting fake bus-stops to make it easier to round up senile pensioners trying to make a run for it, and also to help soothe patients who feel they have things to do, places to be.

Read more about it follow the link below

http://www.dw.com/en/bus-stops-at-old-peoples-homes-take-patients-for-a-ride/a-3394237

 

One of the main responsibilities for caring with people with dementia is to try our best to keep them safe even in the event that they want to leave the home.  The use […]

2018-04-27T08:25:52+00:00 By |Tags: , , , |