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...
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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,...
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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...
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What is Clean Eating?

When it comes to hot nutrition topics trending lately “clean eating” is at the top of the list. But what exactly is it? With many variations, the bottom line is that clean eating is choosing foods that are the least processed as possible. At first thought, it seems...
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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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