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Predisposing Factors of Dementia

Dementia is common among elderly.elderly lady image by pixelcarpenter from Fotolia.comThe National Institute of Aging defines dementia as a group of symptoms commonly manifested among the elderly like being forgetful, repeatedly asking the same questions, inability to recall names and......More...

Consent & Competency With Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that affects thinking, reasoning, speaking, behavior and normal day-to-day living. As the disease progresses, a person's mind becomes less and less functional. Because of this, many Alzheimer's patients are not competent to consent to medical procedures that ...More...

How to Fix Short Term Memory Loss

Everyone has occasional memory problems, but if memory lapses disrupt your daily activities, it may be time to see a doctor. Although there are a number of causes of cognitive impairment, some causes of short-term memory loss are reversible. Following a comprehensive physical and neurological examin...More...

How to Jog Your Memory

The busier life becomes, the easier it is to forget names, numbers and important dates. These mnemonic tricks can help you out....More...

What Are the Causes of Death in Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is widely known as a debilitating disease, but many people do not realize that it can also be fatal. According to the National Institute of Health, Alzheimer's disease was first identified as the underlying cause of over 20,000 deaths in 1995; it has since been elevated to the si...More...

Pregnancy & Memory Loss

Introduction to Pregnancy & Memory LossStudies such as a 2003 Michigan report on 3,472 pregnant women have validated what mothers and expectant mothers already knew: gestation can affect a woman's memory. Along with common pregnancy symptoms that include morning sickness, fatigue,......More...

Menopause & Memory

When your hormone levels dip drastically--which occurs during menopause--this affects your brain, including, perhaps most significantly, your ability to remember. Indeed, a direct link exists between memory problems and menopause, which may be attributed to lack of estrogen as well as to the natural...More...

Tests Used to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disease that destroys brain cells and causes dementia. Dementia describes a group of symptoms including memory impairment, personality and behavioral changes and a decline in cognitive functioning that interferes with daily life. There is no single test to ...More...

Activities for Sundowners

Sundown syndrome is associated with senior demenia and Alzheimer's Disease.sunset at Sunset Beach image by louloua asgaraly from Fotolia.comSundown Syndrome is typically associated with senior citizens experiencing mental challenges associated with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. People......More...

Word Activities for the Elderly

Reading is one of many beneficial word activities for the elderly.reading image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.comWord activities for the elderly may help maintain cognitive function. Elderly people who maintain a cognitively active life show less risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to......More...

What Are the Symptoms of Pre-Senile Dementia?

Pre-senile dementia afflicts individuals during middle age, usually between ages 45 and 55, and is much less common than dementia in the elderly. There are several symptoms you should be aware of that will help you to recognize if you or your loved one may be experiencing the onset of pre-senile dem...More...

Alzheimer's Care Tips for Providing Successful Meals

Because Alzheimer's affects the brain in multiple ways, a variety of eating problems can result, creating challenges for both you and the person you're providing with Alzheimer's care. The key to providing quality Alzheimer's care is to understand how Alzheimer's affects eat...More...

Causes of Short-Term Memory Problems

Short-term memory refers to recently encountered information as opposed to long ago memories. Short-term memory problems are commonly associated with aging, but actually there are many possible causes. Short-term memory problems are to be taken seriously when they impact your daily life, or involve ...More...

Cognitive Improvement in Early Dementia

If a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or is showing signs of it, don't give up all hope. Although there is no cure for dementia, according to MedlinePlus, there are measures that can be taken to slow its progress and even improve cognitive function, particularly in the early stages of deme...More...

Dementia Diagnosis

Dementia is a disorder of the brain that causes a person to forget how to accomplish basic daily activities. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, "The prevalence of dementia is expected to increase dramatically in future years as life expectancy continues to increase and the baby...More...