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’s 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

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Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s 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 of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection has all contributed to this increase. While scientists did not used to know nor understand what was happening throughout the process of this disease, Alzheimer’s is now known to be an excess… Read More

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Alzheimer and Dementia Care by First Place Home Care in Bridgeport

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 such as broken bones or head injury. When an elderly person falls, they may suffer from a broken arm, ankle, wrist or hip fracture. Head injury can also be fatal from a fall; it is also the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). One of the main problems that we face when an… Read More

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