Family gatherings, where one of its members has Alzheimer's, shows the differences in people's coping skills. Alzheimer's and the many different types of illnesses and conditions where cognition, social skills, behavior and emotions are affected, causes unease and sometimes fear.
Alzheimer's adds a dimension of uncertainty for relatives and... Read more
While the cure for Alzheimer’s disease still manages to elude us our knowledge of strategies to prevent or delay its onset are developing steadily. There appear to be a number of risks that increase our chances of developing Alzheimer’s, one of which is high blood pressure.
High blood pressure has the effect of narrowing and... Read more
More time and effort is being spent on trying to understand the needs of an increasingly elderly population, many millions of who have varing degrees of cognitive impairment. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease people experience some difficulties communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning. However, most can do a lot for... Read more
In the middle and late stages of Alzheimer's disease behaviors occur that often seem unrelated to what is happening around the person. In this context, is it helpful for caregivers to decide the exact level of intent if the behavior is challenging or difficult? Incidents like aggression or resistance to care procedures cause a lot of... Read more
As people's memory, and sometimes hearing, fails it is not uncommon for them to become suspicious of what is going on around them. Suspicions can sometimes become so fixed that they are described as a delusion or delusions. The most common delusions are persecutory and often lead to false accusations.
The delusions people have may be about... Read more