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Vascular Dementia

Grace Smith RN, BSN What is Vascular Dementia, one may ask, but it is not a specific disease per se, but a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person‚Äôs ability to perform everyday activities. Vascular dementia can also be described as problems …

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Uncategorized Tips On Dementia Care at Home

Tips On Dementia Care at Home

By Grace Smith, RN, BSN Some dementia causes are irreversible but there is still some things that families can do to help their loved ones continue to function as much as possible. Creating a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for someone with dementia is of utmost importance. The following are tips that families of persons …

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Uncategorized Dementia Can Somehow Drive Friends and Family Away

Dementia Can Somehow Drive Friends and Family Away

It was approaching Christmas time when Darrell and his wife Melinda decided to just get away. This would be the first Christmas they werenít home since their children were born. Both of their kids were done with college now with one of them married with their own child, and they lived a long distance away. …

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Blog Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimerís

Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimerís

When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimerís in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million Americanís suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages …

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Fall Prevention

FALL PREVENTION By Grace Smith, RN, BSN Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults 65 years and older. According to the CDC, 2.8 millions of older adults are treated in the emergency room each year, from injury due to a fall. One out of five falls causes a serious injury …

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