Dementia Articles


Possible Connections Between Dementia and Diabetes

Although there is no cure for dementia, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk for developing dementia. Research suggests that some chronic conditions can cause the risk of developing dementia to increase. One condition that has been studied

Public Health and Dementia

Public health has much to contribute to the fight against dementia. This article summarizes the strategies outlined by the CDC and Alzheimer�s Association designed to address dementia from a public health perspective.

Tips to Maintain Friendships

Friendship and social interaction are an important aspect in every human being�s life, no matter the age. Dementia can be very socially isolating, so it is especially important to maintain a support system to prevent loneliness.

Recreational and Social Opportunities

Home-bound older adults or those with limited support from family or friends may struggle with loneliness. However, there are many services in the West Michigan area that provide companionship and social connections.

Do memory supplements work?

Is there a pill you can take to help your brain stay healthy and your memory stay sharp?

The Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease is characterized by three main stages. These include early stage (mild), middle-stage (moderate), and late-stage (severe). Before signs of Alzheimer's Disease start, changes in the brain are already occurring.

Preventing Delirium During Hospital Stays

Delirium is defined by the National Institute on Aging as "a state of sudden, acute confusion�." The most common occurrence of delirium is during a hospital stay. Individuals who already have dementia are more likely to struggle with delirium.

Hospice Care

As Alzheimer's Disease progresses to the end stage, hospice care may become appropriate. Hospice offers many benefits to both the individual needing care and their family members by providing both medical care and support for emotional and spiritual needs

Retina Markers and Alzheimer's

Our eyes are an important part of the body. Eye exams can detect many different health concerns and conditions. A recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health studied the changes that happen in eyes in relation to Alzheimer's Disease.

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

Down Syndrome is a genetic condition in which an individual is born with an extra chromosome. This genetic change causes impairment in a variety of ways, both physically and mentally. An individual who has Down Syndrome is much more likely to develop deme

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