Let’s face it, we all have days where we just feel like we could use a few more hours of sleep. But, if you notice your aging relative frequently dozing off or complaining of sleepiness during the day, new research suggests they may be at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Sleep and Alzheimer’s Study
One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease are beta-amyloid deposits that build up in the brain. Researchers looked at information gathered from 123 participants who were at an ...
Elderly adults living with Alzheimer's disease can exhibit a wide range of behaviors and symptoms associated with their cognitive functioning decline. As the disease progresses and more brain cells are lost to the disease, your senior's perception of the world around them, and how they are able to interact with it, changes.
For those in the moderate to advanced stages of the disease, this can include delusions and suspicions. Your parent may believe things that are irrational, or carry serious suspicions such ...
Your dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. He's forgetful, but his doctor doesn't feel he needs to be moved from his home yet. As long as you're monitoring his safety and eliminating potential risks, he can age in place. How do you ensure he's safe?
Here are five items you need to take a closer look at.
It feels wrong. You've set up security cameras for the purpose of monitoring your dad from a distance. It does feel slightly ...
There are more than five million people throughout the United States who are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. If you are the family caregiver for one of these people, it is likely that you have thought about what this disease will mean for your senior's future and for the care that you will need to give them.
You already know that you will need to give them additional physical and emotional support, and eventually arrange for continuous care, such as through a ...
So many changes come with an Alzheimer's diagnosis. One that might be more difficult for you and your aging adult to manage can be the communication problems that Alzheimer's can bring. Here are just a few of the ways that your communication might change with your elderly family member.
Trouble Finding Words for Common Items
Once in a while you may even have trouble finding the right word for an object or concept. On its own, this doesn't mean that you or your ...