Dementia Guide

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19 Dec
2017

We just received our diagnosis. What do we do now?

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People who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease often get two pieces of advice, each helpful but each limited. One is to try your best to plan for the future and the other is to live day by day. Planning for the future is always wise. As soon as the diagnosis is made there are a […]

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19 Dec
2017

How can I help with research on dementia?

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There are many ways to help with research on Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association of the United States and the Alzheimer Society of Canada are two examples of fine national organizations that are well setup to receive research donations. One advantage of donating money to these associations is that it is well accounted for and […]

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25 Jan
2017

Chiropractic & Wellness

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Unlike the belief of many people, chiropractic can not only treat pain but also enhance wellness. However, you need to follow all the tips of finding an excellent chiro for guaranteed wellness. Chiropractic can be used to prevent spinal degeneration, disc disease and osteoarthritis. The spinal column, the discs and the vertebrae are responsible for […]

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19 Dec
2017

Why don’t all the symptoms get better at once?

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Sometimes the people who care for those with Alzheimer’s disease are surprised at how some symptoms can show so much improvement, while others seem to be staying the same or getting worse. How symptoms work in Alzheimer’s disease is complicated. While it is generally true that a lot of symptoms come about because of a […]

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19 Dec
2017

Is dementia reversible?

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The idea of reversible dementia was very popular during the 1970s in particular. Given observations that some people have depression which looked like dementia, and that depression got better after treatment with anti-depressants, and other observations of improvement in cognition after treatment for thyroid disease or B12 deficiency, there is a lot of enthusiasm that dementia could be made to […]

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19 Dec
2017

Do people with Alzheimer’s disease also get depressed?

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Scientists have known for a long time that depression and dementia are linked. Especially during the 1970s, when there was a lot of emphasis on so-called “reversible dementia,” it was often held that depression had to be “ruled out” (including by a trial of antidepressants) before dementia could be diagnosed. Now, however, although the jury is still […]

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19 Dec
2017

Is Alzheimer’s disease the same as dementia?

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The term “dementia” refers to a syndrome, which is a collection of symptoms and signs. Symptoms are things that people complain about, whereas signs are things that physicians observe in patients. Dementia is the syndrome in which people have memory problems, as well as problems with other things that the brain controls, such as language, or paying […]

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