Category: Mental Health

Simulations To Help Improve Cognitive Skills

Technology has come so far in recent years. Seniors can now play a constructive simulation game as part of their treatment, or as a preventive measure. The game is way more than just ordinary as it is based on real life day to day activities. It strengthens the parts of the brain that are connected …

High Turnout for Understanding Dementia MOOC

A team of researchers at the University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre in Australia in the facility’s Faculty of Health recently measured rates. These rates involved both participation and completion for the first round of subjects who signed up for and took part in a late-2013 MOOC course, known as the “Understanding …

4 Ways To Care For A Person With Dementia

Living with a person with dementia is a huge challenge, especially, since the person continues to lose memory and ability to organize and express his/her thoughts. Because of this, the past will seem like the present, and vice versa, to a person with dementia. Effective communication will be more difficult for families and caregivers alike. …

4 Benefits of Animal Therapy For Dementia Patients

Animals that are specially trained are needed for bringing animal therapy’s full benefits to elder patients, but both therapy dogs and some other animals are capable of easing agitation and stimulating the social interaction of patients with dementia. According to researchers and practitioners of animal therapy, there are stories that could bring tears to your …

Dementia – A Family Disease With A Global Impact

According to the World Alzheimer Report 2015, the cost of caring for those people stricken with Alzheimer’s has increased more quickly than expected and will break past the $1 Trillion USD mark by 2018. Perhaps more concerning is that the estimated number of people with Alzheimer’s is projected to exceed 74 million by 2030. The …

4 Ways to Care For Loved Ones With Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for someone who has Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be a challenge, to say the least. It’s heartbreaking to watch your loved one go through the stages of the disease, and it’s frustrating as a caregiver. There will be times where you just don’t know what to do or how to cope. Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s is …

The 3 Stages Of Alzheimer's Disease

In California alone there are approximately 590,000 people who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases? If you live in California, that means that there’s an eight to ten percent chance that you or a loved one will develop the disease. The statistics are similar in all other states. It’s crucial to know, understand and recogn ize …