Mild Dementia Articles

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment: 10 Things to Know

    Occupying the middle ground between normal aging and dementia lies a disorder known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Here's what you need to know about MCI.

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  • Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: What Happens Next?

    Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a very overwhelming experience, both for the person diagnosed, and for family and friends. It is important that certain issues be addressed after the diagnosis has been made.

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  • Dealing with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    Finding out that a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful, frightening, and overwhelming. Take these steps for coping with a dementia diagnosis that will protect you, your family and your loved one.

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  • How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects the Brain

    Alzheimer's disease is not natural aging. It is a progressive disease that causes the abnormal death of brain cells. The initial symptoms include memory loss, but as the disease progresses, it is important to be prepared for increasing levels of care.

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  • Dementia: Witnessing Cognitive Decline

    What a terrible condition dementia is. It takes the brain of a bright, loving, proud, communicative individual and turns it into a fog of progressive cognitive decline.

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  • Medical Tests Used to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

    If a loved one is experiencing unusual memory problems or changes in behavior, what tests should be run to either confirm or rule out dementia?

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  • The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

    This staging system can help dementia caregivers understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects cognition, mood, behavior, activities of daily living and bodily functions.

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  • An Overview of Alzheimer's Disease

    Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include memory loss, language deterioration, poor judgment, confusion, mood swings, and behavior change. Eventually Alzheimer's destroys cognition, personality, and the body's ability to function.

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  • A Longer Life

    While Alzheimer's disease and dementia progress differently in each and every person, it is important for both the patient and their caregiver to remember that a diagnosis isn't an immediate death sentence.

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  • The Hardest Part Is Knowing...

    The slow onset of cognitive decline is difficult for family and friends to witness, but it is important to acknowledge that the patient grieves over this loss of memory and loss of self as well.

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  • 5 Helpful Caregiver Tips for a Loved One with Dementia

    Family caregivers may be the first to notice the warning signs that indicate the onset of dementia in an elder. Consulting a senior's physician and being pro-active with diet, rest and exercise can help your loved one stay as sharp and healthy as possible during the initial stages of dementia.

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  • What is Dementia?

    Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.

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  • Can Someone with Dementia Drive a Car?

    This is a delicate subject for most seniors, since taking away their keys is synonymous with handing over their independence. However, you cannot allow someone to drive if they display signs of dementia. Get tips on and resources for tackling this issue directly and tactfully.

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  • International Alzheimer’s Meeting Presents Findings on MCI

    The 2012 Alzheimer's Association International Conference presented two studies regarding the impact of mild cognitive impairment on senior health and well being.

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