Moderate Dementia Articles

  • 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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  • Understanding and Minimizing Sundowner's Syndrome

    Sundowner’s syndrome or sundowning involves a pattern of sadness, agitation, fear, delusions and hallucinations that occur in dementia patients just before nightfall. The Increase in confusion at twilight is distressing for both patients and caregivers.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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