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All You Need to Know about Memory Assessment

By Home Care Assistance, 3:39 am on May 16, 2018
All You Need to Know about Memory Assessment

If you or a loved one have been experiencing memory loss, it is important to know about memory tests and assessments. Continued memory tests help in diagnosing, and in certain cases, even curb the decline of brain function. Even with continued assessments, patients may need the assistance of a specialized caregiver who can help them with everyday tasks. Continuing on the subject, this blog covers all you need to know about memory assessment. Procedures Involved in Memory Assessment In the first meeting, your doctor should be able to clear all doubts related to memory assessments. Afterwards, the patient is asked to complete a set of assessments that test their thinking ability and memory. The tests …

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All You Need to Know about Memory Assessment

Latest Findings from Research Studies on Parkinson’s Disease

By Home Care Assistance, 2:26 am on May 10, 2018
Latest Findings from Research Studies on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that develops when dopamine-producing cells die. The disease results in gradual impairment of motor functions, resulting in tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness, and impaired coordination and balance. Although there is no cure for the disease; scientists are constantly conducting research studies to find a solution. This post lists some promising findings from studies, which may help with the treatment and diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Read on. 1. Boosting dopamine, only at certain times, may trigger movement Parkinson’s develops when cells that produce dopamine in the area of the brain that controls movement, die. A recent research featuring scientists from the Columbia University in New York, questions the idea that the …

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Latest Findings from Research Studies on Parkinson’s Disease

Answering 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Alzheimer’s

By Home Care Assistance, 2:23 am on April 27, 2018
Answering 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is a life-long condition that deteriorates a patient’s ability to think rationally, and triggers behavioral and emotional changes. Patients tend to become forgetful and prefer isolating themselves from others. It is crucial for caregivers to understand the various aspects of Alzheimer’s and what to expect in such a situation, in order to provide the right care. If you or a dear one has been experiencing memory loss or extreme mood swings, go through this blog that answers five basic questions about the disorder. 1. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a condition that attacks the brain functions that deal with memory. The disorder is characterized by abnormal changes in brain cells which, in turn, …

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Answering 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Alzheimer's

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

By Home Care Assistance, 6:14 am on April 23, 2018
Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

“When the cure for Parkinson’s is found – and it will be – it will be because of all of us working together.” – Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system affecting the motor functions of the body. The disorder develops due to any issue in the brain’s nerve cells that produce Dopamine – the neurotransmitter responsible for sending out signals to control body movement. According to one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the US, Parkinson’s affects as many as 1 million people in the country with up to 60,000 cases diagnosed each year. Continuing on the subject, in this post, we discuss the causes, symptoms and …

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

Understanding the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Home Care Assistance, 12:29 am on March 27, 2018
Understanding the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a common ailment that affects millions of people across the world. In the US alone, close to 30 million people were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. Mere looking for Alzheimer’s remedies may not help in tackling the problem, as there is no permanent solution. You can, however, research the right ways to look after your loved one, through a deeper understanding of what they go through. This blog presents an overview of the various stages of AD for you to empathize better. The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Stage 1 – No Major Evidence of Memory Loss During this stage, neither the patient nor the family realizes the problem. The stage is …

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Understanding the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Different Types of Dementia and Medications

By Home Care Assistance, 12:15 am on March 21, 2018
Different Types of Dementia and Medications

Millions of people in America grapple with the devastating effects of one type of dementia or the other. This condition, once dubbed senility or senile dementia, is now better understood that ever before and there is a lot that can be done to help people that are afflicted by the condition. Apart from getting the best dementia medications, organizations such as Dallas Home Care Assistance offer the best home Dementia senior care and other related services. In this blog, we take a closer look at what is dementia and touch base on some of the widely used dementia remedies. What is dementia? Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a disease in itself, but rather, …

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Different Types of Dementia and Medications

Handy Tips for Parkinson’s Patients Who Live Alone

By Home Care Assistance, 3:50 am on March 10, 2018
Handy Tips for Parkinson's Cure

There are a lot of single people who are living with Parkinson’s and managing successfully. Although most of them start out worried about how their status can potentially aggravate their suffering, the right support and advice can easily see them through. The greatest worry for parkinson’s patients living alone is losing the independence and safety. Apart from consulting specialists about Parkinson’s remedies, it helps to know how introduce changes in your environment and lifestyle to help you cope with the disease. In this blog, we look at some useful tips that can help single people live with and manage Parkinson’s successfully. In the Home Make sure you take steps to reduce hazards around the home …

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Handy Tips for Parkinson's Cure

Preventing Mild Cognitive Impairment During Depression

By Home Care Assistance, 3:44 am on February 19, 2018
Cognitive Decline Remedies & Cognitive Decline Cure to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment

Around 15 percent of adults in the age 65 and above face the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment. This condition is a memory problem. Alarming MCI or mild cognitive impairment can indicate severe problems and can interfere your daily life or every independent function in human body. Most of the people suffering from mild cognitive impairment are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease within next five years. Hence, it is important for the people experiencing cognitive impairment to consult a doctor for instant diagnosis and avail the best treatment. One of the major reasons of MCI is depression. If you are experiencing worthlessness, loss of interest in activities, guilt and depressed mood, Be alert! These …

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Cognitive Decline Remedies & Cognitive Decline Cure to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment

Managing the Behavioral Changes of Alzheimer’s Patients

By Home Care Assistance, 11:33 pm on February 15, 2018
Managing the Behavioral Changes of Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to die, which impacts the memory and other brain functions. The symptoms can aggravate over time and significantly affect the behavior of the patient. When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, family members need to understand the severity of the problem in order to help the patient live a better life. In this blog post, we list some of the common health and behavioral changes that occur in Alzheimer’s patient over time and ways to deal with them. Disturbed Sleep Pattern Alzheimer’s often affects the sleeping habits of the person. Patients either sleep a lot or not enough and wake up several times during the …

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Managing the Behavioral Changes of Alzheimer’s Patients

Best Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s Patients

By Home Care Assistance, 10:28 pm on February 12, 2018
Best Treatment Options for Alzheimer's Patients

Alzheimer’s disease is a health condition that results from the deterioration of brain cells, usually affecting people in middle to old ages. Researchers around the world are working hard to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but a surefire solution is yet to be found. Certain medications, however, can reduce the symptoms of the disorder. Apart from medicines, there are other ways of improving the brain function of people with Alzheimer’s. If you or any of your loved ones has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it goes without saying you would want to know the best treatment options available for the disorder, which we will cover in this blog post. Read on. Factors to Consider when …

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Best Treatment Options for Alzheimer's Patients