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Baby Boomers are Big – in more ways than one.

February 22, 2013

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One of the challenges for health care providers these days is helping patients to help themselves. The success or failure of the transformation currently under way in our field hinges to a large degree on empowering individuals to take more responsibility for their health and for their health care. A couple of studies have come out […]

Memory Loss In Seniors: What’s Normal? | downtown-houston

February 15, 2013

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How can you tell if forgetfulness is the result of normal age-related memory changes or if it’s the result of something more? This is a very important distinction to make, and the earlier the better. In addition to consulting with your physician, here are 10 common symptoms of Alzheimer’s to guide you: Difficulty performing familiar tasks – People […]

10 Strategies for Dementia Caregiving | downtown-houston

January 13, 2013

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In 2006 the Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association published 10 real life strategies for dementia caregiving. Caregivers often use intuition to help decide what to do. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counter-intuitive.  Often the right thing to do is exactly opposite of  that which seems like the right thing to do. […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Diagnosis is Important

January 7, 2013

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Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain disorder that usually appears after age 65 but can begin in the 30s or 40s. The disease causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior that are serious enough to interfere with everyday life. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s but sometimes it can be slowed down. This disease […]

Dementia Caregiver Support in Houston

December 14, 2012

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Laura Wayman, author of A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, is coming to Houston again to work with those experiencing dementia in their own families.  The last time Laura was in town she got a standing ovation from every audience. This is sponsored by BrightStar Care of Downtown Houston Check out our Facebook page or Caregiver Junction for times of the […]

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease | National Institute on Aging

September 10, 2012

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  Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care. via Caring for […]

Delirium increases the risk of developing new dementia 8-fold in older patients

August 12, 2012

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Delirium also found to worsen severity in those already diagnosed with dementia and increase the pace of cognitive decline Older people who have experienced episodes of delirium are significantly more likely to develop dementia, according to new research. The study is published in the journal Brain today, Thursday, 09August. When in hospital, older people sometimes […]