Dementia and Aging

Dementia is the decline in mental capacity that effects the ability of a healthy individual in regards to activities of daily living and social relationships. Some cognitive decline in aging is normal, however Dementia is not a part of normal aging. There are multiple forms of dementia all with their own course of onset and decline. Each individual’s experience is unique to them and their loved ones. Forms of Dementia Dementia is the umbrella name for memory loss and mental impairment that...

Tips for Successful Aging

As we age moderate declines in overall functioning is normal. An individual naturally compensates for these declines. Nonetheless there are a few steps to stay proactive concerning prevention. Stay on top of all medications Prescription drugs, over the counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal remedies should all be kept track of (dosages & frequency) Keep an up to date list. Make copies and bring them with you to all doctors appointments, pharmacists, and any other health care pro...

Dementia’s Impact on the Caregiver

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Dementia like many other diseases affects not only the individual but also their family. Family members quite often become the primary caregivers as the expense for outside support is extremely costly.Primary caregivers assist the individual with activities of daily living (ADLs) and supervise support care through the responsibility of managing medical needs and additional supportive staff. These responsibilities are a cumbersome burden that often leads to physical and emotional disturbances...