Lonely Heart Club's Dementia Risk
Many seniors live alone in their golden years, but this doesn't mean they're lonely. But feeling lonely may affect how long they are able to live alone before developing dementia.
Caregiving: Trusting in Self
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful. Believing in yourself and having spiritual beliefs may help offset some of the stress. A recent study found that two qualities worked together to help dementia caregivers deal with stress.
Don't Let Confusion Take Over
It may seem normal for elderly people to become confused or forgetful, but this is not usually just "normal aging." Severe confusion can be an indication of delirium.
Stressed? Meditation Changes Your Genes
Taking care of an aging loved one can be stressful. Also, caregivers often do not have extra time to concentrate on their own health. Meditation practices may help, and they take less time than you think.
Computer Games for Grandma
Can people stay sharp well into old age? New computer games that give specific mental functions a good workout could help get older minds back in younger shape.
Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia
It is not a situation hoped for, but one many people will have to tackle. As loved ones age and mental capacities fade, how do you handle proper care and ensure a high quality of life? Luckily, as numbers grow and research proliferates, our knowledge and understanding of dementia increases as well. Information about how to provide a happy, rewarding and loving life for these patients is now widely available.