The effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia, particularly memory loss, are tragic. However, there is a brand new brain implant being developed that could help people restore their lost memories. Research teams at the University of Southern California and North Carolina’s Wake Forest University, among others, say the implant has the potential to restore declarative memories, which are memories of people, events, facts and figures. While having a chip implanted into the brain may sound highly risky, brain implants have actually been used to treat conditions like epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease for the past […]
With diseases like Alzheimer’s affecting women more frequently, the men in their lives are stepping into the role of caregiver more often. According to two studies by the Alzheimer’s Association and National Alliance for Caregiving, “Almost twice as many men now are taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, up to almost 40 percent of caregivers from 19 percent just 15 years ago.” This rising trend may be, according to experts, because more women over 65 have Alzheimer’s disease than men. Also, with families scattered across the country, longer life expectancy, […]
Nationally acclaimed Alzheimer’s and dementia care specialist Teepa Snow offers her expertise in a 6-part series on how to better interact with loved ones with dementia and the importance of caring for yourself so you can better care for your loved one. This video is part 2 of the series and covers the senses of a person with dementia. Give us a call at (314) 863-9912 to learn more about how our home care services assist both you and your loved one with dementia.