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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hearScreen USA revolutionizes access to hearing healthcare in the U.S.

hearScreen USA, the U.S. National Hearing Screening app, is revolutionizing the way in which people are thinking about their hearing health. The app leverages the extensive usage of smartphone technology (estimated by Statista to be over 230 million users in 2018), enabling app users to self-detect hearing loss, connect with audiologists nearby, and also set up in-app appointments. It has never been this easy to obtain clinically-validated hearing screening results. By using the free hearScreen USA app (available on both the iOS and Android app stores), users are able to screen their hearing and receive an accurate detection of hearing loss

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How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia?

How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia?

The research speaks for itself -- learning new skills and keeping the brain active are among the tools with the best chance of slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Ongoing social connectivity and cognitive exercises are some of the pillars of Nexus at Silverado, a specially designed program that uses clinical findings to help slow the progression of dementia. One of the newest and most recent programs to be put into action is the American Sign Language program at the Silverado Aspen Park memory care community. How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia? The inspiration for the program came

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Winter Skin Tips

Winter Skin Tips

The cold and dry season is here and it can leave your skin itchy, red, and irritated. Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin's natural moisture. And if you have diabetes, it's especially important to keep the skin soft and supple. Keep the dry areas moist Moisturizer helps fill in gaps and cracks in the skin. The cream helps restore elasticity, and protect the skin from infections. Use a moisturizer wherever your skin is dry; don't use moisturizer in damp areas, such as between your toes and inner thighs, or under your arms. Moisturizing ingredients include

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Why Mental Health is Important

Why Mental Health is Important

The aging population rapidly increases and between 2015 and 2050, the number of older adults will double from about 12% to 22%. This is an expected increase from 900 million to 2 billion people over the age of 60. Older people face special physical and mental health challenges which need attention. The World Health Organization says over 20% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder, excluding headache disorders, and 6.6% of all disability attributes to mental and neurological disorders. The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression,

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Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

Los Angeles — Maggie Q is best known for her roles in shows like Nikita and Designated Survivor. But today, the 38-year-old actress isn’t here to discuss her action-packed film and TV career. She wants to talk about…going poop. It may not be a glamorous topic, but for Maggie, it recently proved to be a life-saver. “When you feel sluggish and run-down, it’s easy to say, ‘Well, I guess I’m just getting older,’ but now I know that’s not true — you can be 65 and still feel like you’re 20.” Which is why she’s finally decided to share her

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How to Eliminate Dark Spots

Dear Reader, If you suffer from dark spots or uneven skin tones you are not alone. If you are like most people then you think that many of these dark spots are caused by the sun, when in fact that is not the case at all. These darks spots could actually be signs of advanced aging. According to a recent European study, dark spots and uneven skin tones can make others think you’re up to 20 years older! If you have dark spots, age spots, liver spots or any other uneven skin tones on your hands, arms, face, or head,

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20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

When accompanying a loved one on the journey of dementia, new and unfamiliar words are encountered almost daily. Understanding these words and phrases is essential to navigating the road ahead and ensuring that the best care possible is provided. 20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know The following list of 20 common dementia-related terms that caregivers and loved ones may find useful. Activities of daily living (often called ADLs):Personal care activities necessary for everyday living, such as eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and using the toilet. Alleles:One of the different forms of a gene that can exist at a single locus (spot on

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7 Best Ways for Seniors to get Stress Relief

7 Best Ways for Seniors to get Stress Relief

Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or a response. Stress is a normal part of life. At some point, almost everyone gets stressed. 7 Best Ways for Seniors to get Stress Relief Reasons So what are the reasons seniors get stressed. As they retire, seniors leave the working world and are immersed in the world of retirement. Along with being older, retirement brings about a different set of circumstances. Some of these may cause seniors stress. Circumstances such as: Having lived in the regimented working world for over 40 years, retirement creates problems for some.

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