We believe that knowledge is power and that the more we know the more we are able to fight this disease, therefore, we do encourage our friends, coworkers and families to read and ask questions about everything that you need to know about Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
We make it our priority to keep ourselves informed with the latest in research and care and are committed to sharing this information in addition to addressing all concerns of families, friends and clients or residents.
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Q. What is dementia?
Dementia is the reason or symptom of Alzheimer’s and many other brain disorders. The most common form is Alzheimer’s disease followed by Vascular Dementia.
Q. What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Like many other brain disorders Alzheimer’s is a disease caused by dementia. It is the most common and is incurable.
This disease has three stages, (Early Stage; relates to memory loss, Mild Stage; relates to difficulties with language etc. and End or Late Stage; relates to final stages where in most cases motor skills and other functions of the body becomes disabled, therefore clients will remain in total care status for the rest of their lives.)
Q. How do I know when I or a family member is developing or is at risk of having Alzheimer’s?
The most effective recommendation is that if you or your loved ones have reason to believe that there is a likelihood that you or they may be in danger of having this disease, one should have a test performed by their Physician. It is very important to seek early diagnosis, just so you may be treated early. Get involved and stay in touch with your local Alzheimer’s Association. The Association remains the most sophisticated and relevant place to get direction and information about the help that you might need.
Q. Is there a cure for Alzheimer’s?
No, there is no cure for this disease; however scientists and many health institutions and non-profit organizations worldwide are working together listlessly, having the same goal, to find a cure and to educate and inform the public about Alzheimer’s and other related Dementia.
Where do I go for information?
Q. what are the signs of Dehydration in my senior loved-one?
A. If you notice any of these signs, then your loved ones may be dehydrated or may be on the way to becoming severely dehydrated.
1. Confusion and Dizziness
2. Dry Mouth
3. An increase in heart rate
5. headache, sunken eyes and excessively abnormally dry skin
6. A decrease in urine flow
Q. How Do I Avoid Dehydration?
A. Water is a necessity, the adult’s body is 57 – 60% water, therefore consistent watering is important
1. Encouraging the recommended amount of water daily
2. Give flavored water if they refuse regular water
3. Add lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to their meals at every sitting.
4. Be consistent with the servings of fresh fruits and vegetables
5. Veggies and Fruits that are high in water are; Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Spinach, Bell-Peppers and so much more.
6. Be creative with food preparation and service by adding flavorful fruit and veggie smoothies to their menu.