Browsing All posts tagged under »Alzheimer’s 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 […]

Dementia and Quality of Life | downtown-houston

December 11, 2012

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There has been a consistent body of evidence that cognitive stimulation therapy improves cognitive function in those with dementia.  There is now evidence that this therapy can result in improvements in the quality of life and communication, over and above any medication effects, for mild to moderate dementia patients. (Woods B, Aguirre E, Spector AE, Orrell M, […]

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 […]

Memory problems are just a part of growing older, or are they? | downtown-houston

August 17, 2012

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    How many times have you heard or said something like this when memory issues arise? “I have a touch of the old timer’s disease.” “I have a photographic memory but sometimes I don’t have film.” “I’m directionally challenged” “Who moved my keys, I know I laid them RIGHT HERE.” I don’t know about […]

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 […]

Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 8, 2012

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Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. Many of these people can not remember their name or address and may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood. Who is at risk of wandering? Anyone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who: Returns from […]

New strategies help dementia patients stay home longer: BrightStar can help

July 29, 2012

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  Keeping aging parents at home can be challenging but BrightStar is there to help.  Recent findings bring new hope that patients with dementia can avoid institutionalization longer — and stay at home instead if they receive the proper in-home care. This is thanks to a new system of care identified in a recent study […]