Ever since Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a ban on visitors in nursing homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Daniel hadn’t visited her husband, Steve, in his dementia care home, Jacksonville, Florida. Mary knew that her long absence would have devastating effects on Steve’s health, so she desperately looked for a way to visit him.
It’s a given that pets are good for people. At the very least, they bring a smile to your face. At the most, they can give you the greatest comfort at the most trying time in your life. Times have become particularly tough for Bob Wright, a retired veterinarian, due to Alzheimer’s. But these days
Ever since Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered Alzheimer’s disease back in 1906, its reputation has gotten darker until today. Between 2000 and 2017, deaths from the said disease increased to an alarming 145%, with two-thirds being women. Based on the latest data of the Alzheimer’s Association, one person develops the condition every 65 seconds. At this
The Alzheimer’s disease has been around since the 1900’s. It is a form of dementia in which the brain cells responsible for our memory and other functions start dying. This leads to an incurable progressive memory loss and cognitive impairments that make daily life difficult. As of latest statistics, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause
There is an alarming number of 5.7 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s today. And by 2050, it is predicted to affect about 14 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. A team of medical researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has successfully developed an experimental vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease. This
Many people are confused about the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s. According to Health professionals, Dementia is the general term which describes a range of progressive neurological disorders affecting the brain. On the other hand, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia caused by plaques and tangles formation in the brain. According to
Brought about by his grandmother’s recent ER episode who has Alzheimer’s dementia and forgets to nourish her body with enough water daily, Lewis Hornby of United Kingdom thought of developing a project that can help patients with dementia well hydrated all the time. Alzheimer’s dementia is a progressive disease of the brain, which damages ones