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Increased fall risk for those diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev People with dementia are four to five times more likely to experience falls than older people without significant cognitive impairment. Rehabilitation is...

Helping people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in case of emergency

People with dementia are especially vulnerable to chaos and emotional trauma. They have a limited ability to understand what is happening, and they may forget what they have been told about a particular disaster. First responders, neighbors and family members assisting with an evacuation should be alert to potential reactions of someone with dementia in disaster situations.

The relationship between dietary patterns and age-related cognitive impairment

By Micha Shalev An estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of dementia. Due to the increasing...

A rarely suspected cause for memory impairment

By Micha Shalev It’s long been known that sleep plays a strong role in memory consolidation, but now, research is showing that age-related changes to...

Trouble behavior with elderly with dementia

By Micha Shalev Dementia is the loss of mental abilities that most commonly occurs late in life. Of all people over age 65, 5 to...

Palliative care improves quality of life

By Judith Boyko More than 1.5 million people in our country die each year as a result of chronic illness. According to “America’s Care of...

The second empty nest takes some getting used to

By Marianne Delorey © John Andrew Holmes once wrote, “A child enters your home and makes so much noise for 20 years that you can...

How to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a winter depression that occurs approximately the same time every year.

Preparing in advance will help you weather any storm

By Marianne Delorey. Those who live in a senior complex should prepare their home for the winter. Management companies often differ in terms of services...

What is a Rest Home? Part 1

By Micha Shalev Most rest homes serve individuals 60 and older, though many rest homes still serve younger adults suffering from mental disability. Rest homes generally...