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Many people think that dementia and Alzheimer's disease are one and the same thing. "Dementia" is an umbrella term which refers to a group of disorders in the brain. One of these disorders is Alzheimer's disease. To put it more simply, Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common types...
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Once you get older, expect a lot of gradual but significant changes that can happen to your body. Your hair will turn gray (or even start to fall out) and your skin will begin to lose elasticity, thus wrinkles will set in. But this is just the beginning. What you...
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One of the things you should be concerned about when taking care of an elderly patient is the possibility of accidental falls especially whenever he or she attempts to get out of bed. As people get older, their sight, hearing, coordination, and reflexes won't be the same as they used...
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Kerr Medical knows that being a caregiver is a tough job to start with. It requires more than just skills and experience – it also requires patience, compassion and a knack for communicating. Whether you're a caregiver by profession or a caregiver by default, you are aware of how challenging,...
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Dementia is a condition which is characterized by loss of memory, remembering, and reasoning skills. Alzheimer's disease is probably the best-known cause of dementia. Dementia is a progressive disorder. There is no cure for it or treatment to slow down its progression. The symptoms become worse as the condition continues...
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The moment people hit senescence or begin to show signs of debilitating illnesses such as dementia (or its more degenerative form, Alzheimer's disease), concerns immediately raise among family members, friends and people who are tasked to take care of them. Apart from the condition itself, one of those major concerns...
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Caregivers know all too well that it sometimes takes a lot of sacrifice to make sure that their senior patients and loved ones are safe and secure in their own beds. More often than not, they have to give up their own time or delegate important tasks to other people...
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Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss in brain cells which leads to steady memory loss. This causes distress, anxiety, boredom, agitation and even aggression in patients who suffer it. Although these tools cannot cure this condition, they can help slow down memory loss by stimulating the brain cells....
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Technology has produced many tools, gadgets, and innovations that continue to revolutionize in the field of medicine and healthcare. Overall, they help in improving healthcare dramatically, making the quality of life better especially on the lives of the patients – including those who suffer from progressive diseases like Alzheimer's and...
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Bed alarms for the elderly and dementia patients are devices that can detect the patient's movements and sound an alarm if he/she tries to get up from the bed on their own. As a caregiver, it is your responsibility to take care of patients who are advanced in age and/or...
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