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Dementia and Caregiving challenges Sleep problems and caregiver exhaustion are two of the most common reasons persons with dementia are placed in nursing homes. Causes of sleeplessness in dementia patients include pain, lack of exercise and activities, anxiety, agitation, or … Continue reading
When a diagnosis of dementia is made, the physician is pivotal in providing the knowledge and resources that are needed to care for the patient. Because family members provide the majority of care for persons with dementia, they are an essential … Continue reading
Recently an acquaintance shared the story of going to dinner with some long-time friends and their elderly mother. She said “It was like having dinner with Dory from Finding Nemo”. The mother, you see, has some very prevalent memory issues. Throughout … Continue reading
Depression is NOT an inevitable part of aging. Changes that accompany later life—retirement, the death of loved ones, increased isolation, medical problems—can sometimes lead to depression. Depression prevents elderly loved ones from enjoying life. Aside from mood, depression impacts energy, … Continue reading