How to Recognize Signs it’s Time for Placement in a Specialty Memory Care Facility (Not a Nursing Home)

Signs that Your Loved One May Need Placement Moving a family member into memory care facility is never an easy decision. However, there are some telltale signs that caregivers can look for in order to recognize when it’s time for assisted living: 1. Wandering. In...

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

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

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, 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,...