The Physiology of Dementia: What’s Going on Inside the Brain

If you are reading this article, you probably already have some experience with dementia and the way it looks or maybe even feels when you or someone close to you is starting to experience its first signs and symptoms. Forgetfulness, anxiety, disorientation, having trouble with everyday activities–these manifestations are all too familiar to everyone who […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly: Prevalence, Symptoms, and How to Help

Prescription drug abuse is a serious issue among Americans. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 52 million people have used prescription drugs for reasons other than medication at least once. This phenomenon typically affects the younger population—1 in 12 high school seniors reported abusing Vicodin, a powerful prescription pain medicine, in the […]

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New Drug Rejuvenates Rat Brains

Children’s fairy tales recount the pursuit of rejuvenated youth. Historical journeys pursuing the rumored Fountain of Youth have been well documented. There has always been a fascination with reversing the effects of aging. When caring for your aging loved one, you are forced to painfully watch as the aging process takes effect and sometimes causes […]

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Sundown Syndrome: The Basics

If you are acting as the caregiver for an elderly loved one, you may have run into sundown syndrome. Developing a working understanding of sundown syndrome will prove to be a valuable tool in providing the right level of care for your loved one. What is sundown syndrome? Simply put, sundown syndrome is a condition […]

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