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Alzheimer’s Disease-The First Diagnosis

The First Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease   Alzheimer’s disease was first detected in 1906 by a  physician by the name of Alois Alzheimer had the opportunity to examine the brain of a woman who had died of symptoms including unpredictable behavior patterns, memory loss issues and language problems.  Upon this examination he observed changes in the […]

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Other Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease Including Homeopathic Options

There are a number of other treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease including homeopathic both prescription and non-prescription treatments and supplements that have been studied over the years.  This article will focus on other treatments than the traditional prescription such as Aricept® and Namenda®. Some have made the news, but unfortunately most have not had proper controlled […]

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Symptoms and treatments of Strokes

When you think someone is having a TIA (transient ischemic attack), mini-stroke or full blown stroke immediately call 911!!! Ask 3 questions:  raise your arms; smile; give me a coherant answer (it’s sunny outside) whatever makes sense.  failure or lopsided results— call 911!!! This from the National Institute of Health: (one of my favorite resourses) […]

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Advantages of Home Care verses Assisted living

Advantages of Home Care verses Assisted living

Many times people will call a home care agency and ask “How much do you charge?” They are always surprised that the cost for senior home care company services is significantly higher than the fees of a local independent caregiver.  The families often make comments such as, “Oh, I am going to get the lady […]

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Help with Reducing Stress for Dementia Caregivers

Living with an individual suffering from dementia as the primary caregiver is extremely stressful.  So much so, that if we have ten dementia clients and ten primary caregivers, within the same time period that three of the dementia clients pass, seven of the primary caregivers will pass!   There are many techniques you can use […]

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Symptoms of Dementia

Symptoms of Dementia

According to the National Institute of Health, the following are symptoms of dementia…. Dementia symptoms include difficulty with many areas of mental function, including: Language Memory Perception Emotional behavior or personality Cognitive skills (such as calculation, abstract thinking, or judgment) Depth Perception Dementia usually first appears as forgetfulness. Mild cognitive impairment is the stage between […]

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