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Dementia

Drugs for Dementia in the Elderly

According to the Merck Manual, at least five million Americans have dementia. A slow, progressive decline in mental function, deme...
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What Are the Treatments for Dementia in the Elderly?

Dementia is a general term used for many conditions that affect the brain's ability to function normally. Dementia can ca...
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Are There Herbs for Dementia?

Dementia is characterized by a gradual decline in brain function. Symptoms may include memory and thinking problems and difficulty...
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Early Stage Dementia & Vivid Dreams

Historically, dementia has been used as a catch-all phrase for symptoms of degenerative disorders of the brain. Several of these d...
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The Five Senses of Reminiscence Therapy

Reminiscence therapy is a sensory memory-based approach to psychotherapy that is widespread in the treatment of elderly patients w...
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What Are the Reversible Causes of Dementia?

Once called “senility” and assumed to be a normal part of aging, dementia is a brain disease that causes a decline in ...
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Test for Elder Dementia

In the early 20th century, confusion in older people was viewed as a normal symptom of old age. However, as the population grew to...
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Alcohol Dementia Treatment

Alcoholic dementia is also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. It is caused by malnutrition, resulting in vitamin deficiencies t...
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Adaptive Equipment for Dementia Patients

Adaptive equipment designed to help individuals with decreased mobility, balance, motor control or vision loss often helps the dem...
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Aromatherapy for Dementia in the Elderly

Aromatherapy with lavender, rosemary, chamomile and other essential oils may temporarily relieve anxiety and emotional disturbance...
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