Resources tagged with hallucinations

An Alzheimer’s Overview

Understanding Alzheimer's | 04.27.15

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia, a family of conditions that cause memory and behavior problems which interfere with the activities of daily life. The symptoms tend to begin gradually and then get progressively worse with the passage of time.  Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, accounting for up…


Anxiety and Worries

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Anxiety and Worries: the potential for fear A diagnosis of dementia is uniquely troubling for a person. It signals a future of uncertainty and inevitable decline, putting the plans of a well-ordered life in disarray. Little wonder it is a source of anxiety, worry and fear. Caregivers and loved ones share these feelings, since they…



Living With Alzheimer's >> Behavior Basics | 04.24.15

Aggression: a challenging behavior to cope with A loved one with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can quickly and unexpectedly grow angry, seemingly without motivation. They may shout, curse, make sarcastic or cruel remarks, or even threaten physical harm. The target of their anger isn’t always someone else. They may take out their aggression…


Lewy Body Dementia

Understanding Alzheimer's >> Types of Dementia | 04.23.15

What is Lewy Body Dementia? Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder characterized by protein inclusions (known as Lewy bodies) that interfere with brain cell activity. The symptoms are similar to those of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s-related dementia. For those with DLB, Parkinson’s disease symptoms usually occur at the same time as dementia…


The Stages of Alzheimer’s

Understanding Alzheimer's >> An Alzheimer's Overview | 04.23.15

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and there are definite stages that have been identified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Knowing what to expect during each of these stages can help you plan the appropriate response as a caregiver. Keep in mind, however, that the duration of each stage is unknown and unpredictable. Much depends on the…

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