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Responding to and Treating Hallucinations in...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Hallucinations are especially common in Lewy body dementia. However, how you should respond and treat them is different from how you might in Alzheimer's.



Mental Exercise: 12 Ways to Work Out Your Brain

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Physical exercise is one of the most effective ways to exercise our brains.



Reminiscence Therapy and Activities for People...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Reminiscing is something we all do, and is a natural activity that can have a great therapeutic effect with people who suffer with memory loss for recent events.



Does Vascular Dementia Have Stages? How Does It...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Wondering if vascular cognitive impairment has predictable stages similar to Alzheimer's disease? Here's what to expect after diagnosis.



What Is Cognitive Reserve? Can It Protect Our...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

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Life Stories

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Life stories allow people who have difficulty communicating a voice. It gives health workers a new way of understanding their client group.



Protect Your Brain: Learn Another Language

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Want to keep your brain strong and reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease? According to three different studies, learn another language.



The Late Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

The late stages of Alzheimer's are a time of slowing down compared to earlier stages, when behavioral symptoms are more prominent. Still, it's important to know about late-stage symptoms and how to provide optimal care in regard to nutrition, bowel and bladder issues, immobility, infections and illnesses, and pain and comfort. Learn about the late stages of Alzheimer's disease.



Don't Fall for these 5 Half-Truths about Brain...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Learn about these 5 half-truths about your brain that are debunked by science.



The Difference Between Alzheimer's and Lewy...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Confused about the difference between Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia? Learn how these two kinds of dementia are alike and different from each other, including their prevalence, prognosis and symptoms.



How Are Parkinson's Dementia and Dementia with...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Learn how dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia are alike and different from each other.



What Is Dementia? How Is It Different than...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

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How Well Does the SLUMS Test Screen for Dementia?

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

The Saint Louis University Mental Status Examination (SLUMS) may be especially helpful in the early detection of cognitive impairment.



Alzheimer's and the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Of the many existing tests that screen for Alzheimer's, the MMSE is widely used and reliable. Taking about 10 minutes to complete, the MMSE measures aspects of cognition that include orientation, word recall, attention and calculation, language abilities, and visual construction. Scores may need to be adjusted or interpreted differently to account for a person's age, educational level, and ethnicity/race.



6 Reasons Why Coping with Alzheimer's Is So...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Alzheimer's disease has a certain set of difficulties that are unique to it. Here are a few of its many challenges.



The Complete Guide to Challenging Behaviors in...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Learn about different kinds of challenging behaviors in dementia, why they develop, their prevalence, and how to respond to them.



What's the Difference between Vascular Dementia...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

A comparison of the prevalence, progression, cause, symptoms and other factors of each of these two types of dementia.



Alzheimer's Prevention Diet: 11 Tasty Foods...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Hundreds of studies weigh in on how to protect our brains from dementia. They conclude these 11 foods may have power to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.



How Does the Montreal Cognitive Assessment...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Here's what the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) consists of, how it screens for dementia, and what the different score ranges mean for you.



9 Things that Make You More Likely to Develop...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Curious about what makes you more likely to develop Lewy body dementia? Here are 9 factors which affect your risk of developing this type of dementia.



Does Lewy Body Dementia Have Stages? How Does...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Here's what to expect as Lewy body dementia progresses from the early to middle and then the later stages.



Do You Have Early Onset Alzheimer's? Signs of...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Are you wondering if you or a friend may be experiencing early onset Alzheimer's? Although Alzheimer's typically affects older adults, it can also strike younger people with jobs and families. Learn what symptoms to look for at your job if you have early onset dementia.



How Many of these 7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Review these 7 signs of caregiver overload to evaluate how you're doing in the important job of taking care of yourself as well as your loved one.



What Exactly Is Alzheimer's Disease?

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Learn what Alzheimer's disease is, what its symptoms are, how it's diagnosed and treated, and how to cope with its effects.



Tips on How to Know When It's Time for Nursing...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

How do you know when to move your loved one into a nursing home? This decision is a challenging one, so here are some tips for you to think about as you consider this choice.



Don't Overlook These Alzheimer's Symptoms

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Although each person is different, most advance through a series of stages characterized by progressively more serious Alzheimer's symptoms.



What Is Vascular Dementia?

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Vascular dementia is one of the second most common types of dementia, along with Lewy body dementia. Learn about the prevalence, causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of vascular dementia.



4 Types of Memory That Everyone Has

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Are you confused about sensory, short-term, working, and long-term memory? Learn about these 4 types of memory and how they are impacted by Alzheimer's.



What's the Difference Between Delirium and...

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

Confused about how to distinguish delirium from dementia? Here's a practical guide outlining the differences, as well as tips on how to spot delirium in someone who has dementia.



What Is Mixed Dementia?

2016-04-28T11:01:35Z

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