Avoid These 9 Things When Caring for Someone Living With Alzheimer's

Most of us who have cared for someone living with dementia have tried our best to determine how best to provide that care. We research. We try putting ourselves in their place. We do our best to be patient because we understand that they can’t help their having the disease. Still, we are human and we make mistakes. While we shouldn’t wallow in guilt when we do make mistakes as a care partner, there are situations that we should try extra hard to avoid. Here are nine of them. Read more on HealthCentral to learn about some of the things that you should avoid (when possible) while you are caring for someone who lives with dementia of any type: Carol is the Candid Caregiver Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol                  Related StoriesIs It Possible to Live with a Positive Outlook Despite Diagnosis?There Are Many Types of Dementia: Alzheimer's Is Only One of ThemDealing With Understandable Resentment of Family Members Who Don't Pitch In 
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs

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ConclusionsThis study demonstrates biomarker-based MCI prognosis and supports its role in clinical decision-making in daily practice.ResumenObjetivoEl objetivo de este estudio fue investigar el rol y pronóstico de los biomarcadores de enfermedad de Alzheimer en pacientes con diagnóstico clínico de deterioro cognitivo leve (DCL) en una clínica de memoria de Latinoamérica.MétodoOchenta y nueve pacientes con DCL, 43 con demencia tipo Alzheimer y 18 controles normales apareados por edad, sexo y escolaridad fueron estudiados con un extenso protocolo demográfico, neurológic...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that Alzheimer disease medication might contribute to a reduction of the LOS and the number of readmissions in PWD. PMID: 31722770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We found no evidence that long-term exposure to work-related sleep loss had resulted in cognitive decline or early dementia symptoms in this sample of retired maritime pilots. PMID: 31726459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The AD8 is a brief and sensitive screening instrument that may facilitate earlier and more accurate AD diagnosis in a variety of care settings. PMID: 31725472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
Conditions:   Down Syndrome;   Alzheimer Disease;   Dementia Intervention:   Sponsors:   University of Southern California;   National Institute on Aging (NIA);   Alzheimer's Clinical Trial Consortium;   Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
No MMSE for You! A Case of an "Uncooperative" Patient With Early-Onset Dementia. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2019 Oct 24;21(5): Authors: Tsai PH, Kaur G, Gopalakrishna G Abstract The Banner Alzheimer's Institute Case Conference is a weekly event in which physicians and staff discuss challenging and/or teaching cases of patients seen at the Institute's Stead Family Memory Clinic. These conferences are attended by a multidisciplinary group that includes Banner Alzheimer's Institute dementia specialists, community physicians (internal medicine, family medicine, and radiology), physician assi...
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Upon comparing the results with those from the earlier cohort study in Yeoncheon, the incidence of all-cause and AD dementia decreased by approximately 40% over 12 years; it has been mainly driven by the increase in the educational level of older adults. The declining time trends of incidence should be taken into account for estimating the future prevalence of dementia in Korea. PMID: 31726496 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: CMDs, especially when comorbid, are associated with increased dementia risk; however, leisure activities and social integration mitigate this risk. PMID: 31718906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
Conclusion: For older adults in residential care, many sources of well-being remain highly meaningful and some are directly related to the experience of meaning and life satisfaction. Both for residents with and without dementia, continued or increased investment in moments that foster personal growth and family relationships might be especially valuable. PMID: 31729244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) bear a complex relationship, potentially increasing risk of one another reciprocally. However, recent evidence suggests post-TBI dementia exists as a distinct neurodegenerative syndrome, confounding...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
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