How Home Visits Benefit Dementia Patients

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No matter what stage of the dementia journey someone is living in, it’s best that a health care practitioner visits them in their home environment rather than only at a clinic or outside office. This is most important if the person with dementia is having challenges, such as wandering, loss of appetite or agitation. The […]

Pain Isn’t Always Spoken: Learn the Non-Verbal Signs

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Ouch, that hurts! It’s a quick way to verbalize that you don’t feel well. Let’s say you have a headache, so you grab two tablets of acetaminophen and in about 30 minutes you are feeling better. Easy fix, right? What if you couldn’t say, “I have a headache” and you weren’t able to get yourself […]

Dementia diagnosis? A CDP should be on the care team

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The diagnosis of an irreversible dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, stirs up a lot of unknowns.  This is not a one size fits all diagnosis.  The symptoms, challenging behaviors and progression of dementia varies from person to person.  Because dementia is not predictable, the care team should include those who are properly trained.  Having a […]

UTI and Cognitive Impairment such as Dementia

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If you ever had a UTI (urinary tract infection), you probably won’t forget the symptoms you experienced. Pain or burning during urination, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, fever, or pelvic pain might be some that you encountered. You recognize this isn’t normal, and you call your healthcare practitioner. They most likely obtain a urine specimen and […]

Is Dementia Reversible?

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Dementia.  Is it really a disease?  No.  The true definition of dementia is a “group of symptoms”.  This group of symptoms includes memory loss, difficulty with problem solving, personality changes, poor judgement, short attention span, and confusion, among others.  Challenging behaviors such as wandering, hoarding, paranoia or harm to self and others may also be […]