Archive for the Dementia & Alzheimers Category

When Family Dynamics Get in the Way of a Caregiver Doing What is Right

It happens more often that you’d think. A caregiver, usually a spouse who is living with someone with dementia, reaches the point that they need to place their loved one in memory care, but family wants to fight it. Sometimes this comes from denial that things are […]

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Benefits of Behavior Based Ergonomics Therapy (BBET) and How It Works

After reading my last article, which honestly was my attempt to explain a clinical process in layman’s terms, you are probably very interested in how that information will help you in how to care for and address concerns for your loved one suffering from dementia. The training […]

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New Therapies Give Great Insight into Behaviors and Dementia

I recently attended a seminar that explained how certain therapies can make incredible differences in the lives of those suffering from dementia. These therapies, called Behavior Based Ergonomics Therapy (BBET) do not use medication, but promote engagement with individualized therapeutic activities to bypass resident stress caused by […]

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9 Steps to Reverse Dementia and Memory Loss as You Age

By Mark Hyman, MD, from his blog  RECENTLY, I SPOKE on a panel for PBS TV at the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) convention in Boston. The topic was dementia. There was a woman with mild cognitive impairment on the panel. Her condition is sort of like […]

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From sleep to stress, lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against Alzheimer’s

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Alzheimer’s research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. It will take several years for scientists to prove whether some experimental drugs could at least delay Alzheimer’s disease, and an aging population […]

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