Dementia pertains to a complex medical disorder that affects the cognitive function of an individual and is thus characterized by forgetfulness and memory loss. For several decades, dementia was considered as an exclusive condition of the elderly; however, the number of cases of dementia has recently increased around the world.
In addition, majority of the cases of dementia, roughly 90%, have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which is a neurodegenerative disorder that commonly affects the elderly. Forgetfulness can be quite …Read more
Our brain is considered as the central controller of our bodies, often influencing the way we think, speak, and act, and thus can affect the quality of relationships we maintain with family members, friends, and co-workers.
The brain also promotes the production of essential proteins for the body, including those that are related to reproduction and digestion. During the process of aging, our brain undergoes certain changes that may influence our memory and capacity to process information. Physicians thus encourage …Read more
As we age a certain level of memory loss is expected. This happens because the connections between our brain cells get weaker. There is a big difference between simple forgetfulness and serious memory loss though. In the United States over 5 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The majority of these cases are 65-year olds or older, but at least 200,000 have what is referred to as “younger-onset” Alzheimer’s. Researchers say there are certain signs that can tell us if …Read more
Caring for a loved one that has dementia can be a difficult task, especially at night if they don’t sleep or wake up agitated and confused during normal sleeping hours. The development of a program that is similar to a “camp” at night provides relief to those caring for people suffering from dementia.
What is Dementia?
Dementia involves a loss of brain function and can result from many diseases. Individuals who have dementia often have problems with memory and forgetfulness…Read more