The immediate effects of a head injury can actually include dementia symptoms, according to a recent article in the Mayo Clinic newsletter.
The term "sundowning" refers to a state of confusion near the end of the afternoon, typically starting around 4:00 pm and lasting into the night. Sundowning isn't a disease, but a symptom that often occurs in people with dementia, such as Alzheimer's Disease. The cause is still unknown.
Just in case you thought that eating chocolate needed to be justified, along comes research showing that it can be really good for you!
Many residents or their family members fail to take advantage of the tax breaks they can get from assisted living. As long as a resident or family member can meet the threshold of medical expenses to utilize the deduction, almost every expense in an assisted living facility can be tax deductible.
Respite Care is a misunderstood and often misused term in health care. Many people believe that it involves a temporary rest or period of care for an elderly person. Actually, it is all about relief for the caregivers of the elderly, particularly those relatives who are caring for the elderly in their own homes.