Given that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is inherently fatal, and that existing treatments do little to change the progression of the disease, why would an early diagnosis be important?
An awareness of surroundings. Much like crossword puzzles do for senior citizens suffering from memory loss, a dog will keep senior citizens minds sharp. Having to remember to feed your dog, take them out to use the bathroom, play with them and even reading the everyday signs of your pet to make sure your pet is not sick, feeling bad, etc. are the many ways that help senior citizens stay in tune with their common sense abilities.
Licorice candy is not the best remedy for a toothache. But if you’re not in the vicinity of a well-stocked health food when a toothache strikes, grabbing some off a convenience store shelf can be a lifesaver.
She now gets Memory Village Help and is living in an Alzheimers caregiver home. We visit her frequently but to be honest I’m not sure she always knows we’re really there. Sounds harsh but it’s true. I guess we’ve just had to come to terms with the fact that we’ve lost our Mom as we knew her. The nurses are great in the home she’s at though. They provide some really good care and fully support her needs.
Well as we get older, our mental machinery can get more sluggish. It is not a surprise when a vast number of people never read a book beyond the age of 18 or in some cases younger. You can’t expect to have a brain like Einstein did unless you put it to good use. So use your head!
My mother’s neighbor had the experience of getting the flu shot one day and being paralyzed and bed-ridden for one whole year afterward. She never regained her former health.
The latest one comes from the “Alzheimers Research Trust”, suggesting that maybe caffeine is good for memory! Earlier studies suggest it can be good for some eye conditions “blepharospasm”), and lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinsons disease and more.