PARKINSON’S DISEASE: Ten things you may not know about it

PARKINSON’S DISEASE: Ten things you may not know about it

Here are ten things you may not know about Parkinson’s disease: 1. It is a disease that occurs in the middle or late life. Its peak age of onset is in the 60s (range is 36 to 86 years). 2. More than one million individuals are afflicted by Parkinson disease in the...
6 Approaches To Beat Dementia

6 Approaches To Beat Dementia

Dementia can be defined as ‘a common term for numerous cognitive problems usually portrayed by memory deterioration, and noticeable trouble in the areas of language, object recognition, unsettling influence of official capacity, which is the capacity to arrange,...
Managing Chronic Pain in Patients with Dementia

Managing Chronic Pain in Patients with Dementia

Chronic pain affects 1.5 billion people worldwide, an estimated 100 million of whom live in the United States. Yet we currently have no effective treatment options. Fortunately, research advances have determined some of the ways in which chronic pain changes the...
Wandering and Dementia -Aspects and the Risk of Falling

Wandering and Dementia -Aspects and the Risk of Falling

Wandering, a complex motor, cognitive and behavioral disorder, is a common symptom among patients with dementia. A contemporary definition for wandering is: “A syndrome of dementia-related locomotion behavior having a frequent, repetitive, temporally disordered,...
How to Recognize Signs it’s Time for Placement

How to Recognize Signs it’s Time for Placement

More than 15 million Americans devote time and energy to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, but sometimes the cost of caregiving becomes too high. Caregivers find themselves unable to bear the...
Spiritual Well Being and Dementia

Spiritual Well Being and Dementia

In Dementia Reconsidered, Tom Kitwood theorized that there are 5 great needs of those with dementia. A cluster of needs, very close connected, overlapping and connected with an all encompassing need for love. These needs can be filled with the use of Spiritual Care....
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