Urinary Incontinence In Older Adults
WHAT IS INCONTINENCE? Incontinence is a term used to describe any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder or bowel motion, feces, or wind from the bowel. The...Read more
What Really Is the Difference Between Alzheimer & Dementia?
Dementia is a condition in which a person suffers from a decline in cognitive functioning and behavioral abilities. Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia, is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly and over time causes impairment in memory and cognitive functions.Read more
Will Insurance cover adult diapers?
WHAT IS INCONTINENCE? Incontinence is a condition many adults have to deal with at some point in their lives. While its prevalence is relatively low during the younger years, it...Read more
10 Ways to Manage Wandering in Dementia Patients
WHAT IS 'WANDERING'? As a caregiver, you will face a numerous challenges with the progress of dementia in your loved one. One of them is the habit of wandering. What...Read more
Common Medications Prescribed for Dementia Patients
BRAND NAME VS. GENERIC NAME Often when dealing with pharmaceutical products, we may come upon a specific drug and know it either by its brand name or its generic name....Read more
10 Ways to Manage Hallucinations in Dementia Patients
While aggressive behavior and anger are not commonly known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a small proportion of dementia patients do present some type of aggressive behavior. According to a German...Read more
Financial Priorities for Persons with Dementia
FINANCIAL PRIORITIES The moment you or a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, a normal first reaction is to worry about how it will affect you and your family. Then...Read more
Legal Priorities for Persons with Dementia
INTRODUCTION Often, when a person is diagnosed with dementia, the focus tends to be on the illness itself, treatments to slow down the inevitable progression of the disease, and even...Read more
Metformin & Dementia
WHAT IS METFORMIN? Metformin is a prescription drug that is used primary to treat Type II diabetes. In the United States, in addition to the generic version, it is sold...Read more
What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? What Is Dementia?
WHAT IS DEMENTIA? Often, the term dementia is used interchangeably with Alzheimer’s by the average person. However, the former is actually an umbrella term that describes a set of symptoms...Read more
Does My Loved One Have Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with a person’s memory, thinking, language and behavior. It is a progressive illness where the symptoms worsen over time and eventually becomes severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. It estimated that Alzheimer’s diagnosis account for around 60 to 80% of all dementia cases, making it the most common type of dementia.Read more
What Causes Incontinence in Women?
Incontinence is a term used to describe any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder or bowel motion, feces, or wind from the bowel. The condition ranges in severity from minor involuntary leaks to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. Fortunately, incontinence is something that can be easily treated, managed, and in many cases, cured.Read more