Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Apathy

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Apathy is the most common behavior problem associated with dementia, and affects between 60 to 80 percent of people with these disease (such as Alzheimer's). Apathy is the lack or suppression of emotion, feeling, concern and motivation. This can be due to brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease, and can be difficult to treat. Some medication has been seen to make some improvement.

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When speaking to groups of caregivers, I often think of the phrase "parenting our parents" as having a negative connotation. While I completely understand the analogy between caring for a child and caring for an elder in decline, I feel the phrase itself is demeaning. Yet, I've had to use references like this, myself. Sometimes, it's nearly…

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AFA Social Services, Health Guide, answered what do you do for a person with… There could be many factors contributing to this individual's state. …

09/01/11

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Preserving Dignity of Elders Should Be… Ah, the razor issue - I remember that one with Dad. It seems to be…

11/09/10

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Christine Kennard, Health Pro, commented on Mental Health Month: How Apathy Affects… What I ment to say was, there are no fixed…

07/07/10

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, answered does alzheimer's Disease cause a… It could be either, but I'd have her meds checked. She may have too much of…

09/05/09

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