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 persons ability to perform everyday activities. Vascular dementia can also be described as problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to the brain, which means that part of the brain does not get enough of the blood carrying the oxygen and nutrients it needs because the vessels that carries the blood are narrowed or blocked. Vascular dementia is… Read More Continue Reading

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 with dementia can use to help reduce some of the stress that they may have: Techniques for Dementia Care Daily Routine Following a daily routine pattern can be especially helpful for those dealing with general confusion; plan major activities around that time of day when your loved one is less confused or is more cooperative;… Read More Continue Reading