What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E[/embed] Link to the Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients, and families to understand the differences. Dr. Richard London, Medical Director of Silverado Oak Village Community explains how they differ: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for the group of symptoms in

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Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Alcohol and drug addiction is a growing problem for seniors, and it's extremely dangerous. As we get older, our metabolisms change, and it becomes more difficult to process things. This can lead to higher intoxication levels and health complications. Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors One of the biggest challenges with senior addiction is that its symptoms mimic those of many other conditions associated with aging, such as diabetes, dementia, and vertigo. There’s also a commonly-held belief that fuels the fires. Many people believe that addiction is a disease for the young; seniors have long since passed the age for addiction.

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How to Beat Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder

How to Beat Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition in which individuals experience increased depression during winter months. Sufferers of SAD often experience these depression cycles at the same time each year. The onset of symptoms of SAD is often during fall and progresses throughout the winter months. How to Beat Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder Common symptoms of SAD: Chronically depressed mood Disinterest in activities that would normally bring pleasure Feelings of Irritability Feelings of guilt or lack of self-worth Lack of energy Sleeping more than normal especially during daytime hours Sugar cravings that result in

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Incontinence dilemma: quality or savings? Both!

Senior woman talking to young care nurse on home visit

The prevalence of incontinence among people aged 65 and over is significant.  Prevalence varies by living arrangement with the highest rates in long-term nursing home residents (75.8%) and hospice patients (62.1%). The situation is slightly better for noninstitutionalized persons (50.9%), short-term nursing home residents (46.1%) and home healthcare patients (45.4%) with the lowest —  but still significant — rate in residential care facilities (39%). In the United States, the overall cost of bladder incontinence among adults was estimated at $19.5 billion in 2000, and by now this cost must be higher. Incontinence costs The cost of incontinence care is considerable

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Best Ways for Seniors to Avoid the Flu

Best Ways for Seniors to Avoid the Flu

Nobody likes being sick.  Nursing a stuffy head, aching joints, fever, sore throat, and cough isn’t any fun.  As a senior, you’re at higher risk for flu complications, but with some simple strategies, you can keep those germs at bay. Best Ways for Seniors to Avoid the Flu Why bother?  There are flu strains which are especially vicious.  Some research reflects that there are times when otherwise perfectly healthy adults can die from catching the flu.  There is a chance the flu will progress into secondary bacterial infections or pneumonia, and according to Familydoctor.org, seniors are at higher risk for

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7 Types of Brain Injuries You Should Know

7 Types of Brain Injuries You Should Know

As medical science progresses our understanding of the human brain has increased dramatically, which is also expanding our grasp on the ever-important field of brain injuries. 7 Types of Brain Injuries You Should Know A brain injury is any alteration of the brain’s normal function caused by an external force. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Injury Prevention, the most common cause of brain injuries (at 40%) is falls. Over 30 years of research has also linked traumatic brain injury to greater risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The effects on the brain vary and can affect physical, cognitive, speech

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5 Things People With Depression Need to Do Each Day

Senior man with depression having therapy with psychologist

When you are depressed, it is difficult to be motivated. But people with depression can get help, reach out to speak with a professional counselor to talk through your issues and improve your life. You deserve to be happy. There are things you can do to manage your depression. Small life adjustments that you may not feel like doing but will actually improve your life if you do. Begin Your Morning After you wake up in the morning, get out of bed. When you are depressed, negative thoughts can spiral. Rather than allowing those negative feelings to gain energy, start

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Who is Hear.com?

Who is Hear.com?

  Founded by Dr. Marco Vietor and Paul Crusius, Hear.com is the #1 hearing aid provider in the US, with 1,600+ partners across the country. They are an international company who operate in the U.S, Canada, Germany, India, South Korea, Switzerland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Austria and France. Who is Hear.com? Finding the right hearing aid for you People who are looking into hearing aids for the first time may be overwhelmed with the amount of information available on the Internet. However, the most important step to take when looking for a hearing loss solution is to seek the guidance of a professional. In his

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How can I prevent agitation in my loved one with dementia?

A person with dementia can become agitated for a number of reasons such as pain, fatigue, confusion, or restlessness. Agitation is indicated by feelings of anxiety or becoming upset very quickly. Loved ones and caregivers should be cognizant of how to prevent or respond to these cases by taking a few precautions. How can I prevent agitation in my loved one with dementia? Dr. Elizabeth A. Landsverk, Silverado Belmont Hills Medical Director, suggests three ways to reduce or prevent agitation with dementia patients: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_KVCWAiv8Y[/embed] How can I prevent agitation in my loved one with dementia? Remove medications that cause any agitation or

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