Depression can occur in Alzheimer's patients, due to frustration at memory loss, confusion or generally due to aging. Depression can be even more complicated in Alzheimer's patients, because the disease is a brain disorder. Depression is also a common side effect of medications that are frequently prescribed to the elderly. If you feel your loved one is showing signs of depression, talk to your doctor about what can be done to relieve the symptoms.
Few people would argue that news - whether delivery is in the form of a newspaper, television or an Internet site, is generally led by catchy and often sensational headlines. Television, however, is the news-delivery system that has the most power to confuse elders with dementia, since the images an elder sees, often misinterpreted, can be…