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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

There are many unknowns when it comes to Parkinson’s disease, sometimes abbreviated as just PD, including the cause and a cure. For the sixty thousand Americans diagnosed each year, one thing is certain – the symptoms will only worsen over time. Fortunately, if diagnosed early enough, many of the symptoms listed below can be managed…

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Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

When most people think “LBD,” they think “little black dress.” They think of something fun and cute to go out in, or that Jennifer Aniston wore one on the red carpet. Unfortunately, though, there is another LBD that has some connotations that aren’t so fun and flashy. LBD also stands for Lewy body dementia, a…

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What is Lewy Body Dementia

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Elder Care Jensen Beach FL-One condition that can be categorized as dementia is Huntington’s disease. This is a fatal disease characterized by the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

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What is Huntington's Disease

How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

“Aren’t you scared?” I had just completed a training session with Palm Beach County Corrections Officers and they were referring to the increased risk for Alzheimer’s I personally have as a result of my family’s medical history. I have to admit, it can be frightening to contemplate as I see the ravages of the disease…

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How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

What is Dementia?

Today we are barraged with information and “healthcare news” from many sources. This information can often be confusing, misleading, or simply incorrect, leading people to healthcare professionals to find clarity and truth on health topics. As a physician, I am frequently asked questions concerning Dementia. Let me share with you some of the common questions…

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What is Dementia

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As your loved ones age, you may begin to notice changes in their behavior. They may call you by the wrong name, have difficulty remembering where they put something, or even struggle with common daily activities. Contrary to popular belief, these occurrences are not always typical of old age. They can be signs of a…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s: Dealing with Aggressive Behavior

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is not an easy task. Oftentimes, he or she may become angry or aggressive toward you as a caregiver. Before you assume the aggression is a result of something you’ve done, understand that there are various causes for these outbreaks and proper ways to respond. Some of these…

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Importance of Structure in a Care Routine for Seniors with Dementia

Creating and implementing an elderly care plan for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia presents challenges and demands that go beyond those of care plans for seniors not coping with this type of condition. Understanding this allows you to step away from the idea of trying to fit your parents around…

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Importance of Structure in a Care Routine for Seniors with Dementia

How to Reduce the Risk of Choking in Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Patients

Think about the last time you swallowed – you didn’t force yourself to do it – it just happened. Swallowing is a complex task that requires both voluntary and involuntary contractions to move food from the mouth to the stomach. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the brain loses its ability to process certain commands (such as…

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Reducing the Risk of Choking in Late-Stage Alzheimer's

Visual Clutter and Its Effect on Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Research has shown that reducing visual clutter in the daily lives of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients may help them better perform daily tasks and avoid situations that may cause confusion or injury around the home. During a 2012 study conducted by Georgia Tech and the University of Toronto, researchers found that Alzheimer’s patients and individuals…

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Visual Clutter and its Effect on Alzheimers & Dementia Patients