Ways Aging Adults Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia in Dallas, TX
Ways Aging Adults Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 13, 2019

Cognitive impairment isn’t part of the normal aging process. Dementia occurs secondary to a variety of medical conditions and disorders. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests one-third or more of dementia disorders are preventable. There are many ways family members can help their older loved ones reduce the…

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Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Dallas, TX
Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:32 am on November 26, 2018

As much as an elderly adult might try to resist, he or she may eventually need assistance. Sometimes the need is precipitated by an injury from a fall or accident. Sometimes the family notices diminishing abilities or receives the diagnosis of dementia. And sometimes, it’s just the noticeable process of…

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Son with older mother on the couch learning about home care options in Dallas, TX
Son with older mother on the couch learning about home care options in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 10:41 am on September 5, 2018

Mental confusion and acute emotional distress can be symptoms of delirium and dementia, which would make it easy to confuse the two illnesses with each other. However, these are two distinctly different medical problems, and it’s critical for caregivers and community medical staff to understand their differences. Delirium commonly affects…

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Beer glasses on a white background in Dallas, TX
Beer glasses on a white background in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 4:06 pm on July 12, 2016

Despite becoming an established product in our society, drinking alcohol beyond moderation can lead to a number of health issues. In fact, a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver has concluded that as a person grows older, even moderate drinking can lead to greater risk of cognitive impairment and related health issues. The research study was designed by a team from the University of California, San Francisco, as well as at The Veterans Health Research Institute, San Francisco. Researcher Tina Hoang and her colleagues collected data from 1,300 women at the age of sixty-five or older. Over 20 years, the group recorded alcohol-related behavior for each participant. While previous research had suggested that moderate consumption…

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The Best Way for Seniors to Grow New Brain Cells
The Best Way for Seniors to Grow New Brain Cells
By Jennifer Satery, 2:02 pm on June 30, 2016

In her lab at King’s College London, neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret studies how new brain cells are created in the adult nervous system through a process called neurogenesis. This phenomenon is unique to the hippocampal region of the brain, an area that is involved in memory and mood. Through her research, Thuret hopes to discover how we create new nerve cells throughout our lives, how food, activity and other factors affect this growth, and how diseases such as Alzheimer’s impact our brain’s ability to continue growing new cells. The primary function of the hippocampus is to consolidate short-term memories into long-term memories, but it also plays an important role in spatial navigation, learning,…

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Home Safety for Elderly People with Dementia in Dallas, TX
Home Safety for Elderly People with Dementia in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 10, 2016

Seniors with dementia do not always behave rationally and may run into unexpected dangers around the house. For this reason, they need Dallas caregivers in order to prevent them from injuring themselves or others. Consider implementing the following safety tips in your loved one’s home to ensure his or her wellbeing while managing dementia symptoms. Improve Bathroom Safety Seniors with dementia frequently lose the ability to think logically about causes and effects, which can put them in some sticky situations at home. Aside from cognitive issues, they may also have trouble with mobility. To help your loved one combat these problems in the bathroom, consider using technology to regulate water…

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Cognitive Games for Seniors with Dementia in Dallas, TX
Cognitive Games for Seniors with Dementia in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 25, 2016

Keeping the mind active is one of the best ways to slow the progression of cognitive decline among seniors, especially those who require dementia care in Dallas, TX. Since cognitive decline affects the brain by interfering with its ability communicate with other parts of the mind and body, different forms of cognitive stimulation are essential for mental health. One particularly innovative way to help your senior loved one maintain brain activity is to encourage him or her to play games like the ones recommended in this article.  Bingo This game can be tailored to work for individuals in different stages of cognitive decline by using pictures of familiar people, animals,…

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