Clocks for Dementia Patients: Time Makes a Difference

We live, plan and organize our lives around time, constantly referring to clocks to determine where we have to be and when. But what if we were unable to sense or know the time or what day it was? Even everyday tasks would be difficult. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and stroke patients gradually lose their sense of time. They can become unaware of whether it’s day or night and not know the date, day of the week, or even the season. This can result in confusion, frustration and anger that may lead to unruly behavior and loss of self confidence.   

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.” This is why many of these patients repeatedly ask what day it is or constantly check their watches. However, their old time pieces can become difficult to read, and many do not have the date and day of the week clearly displayed. One way to help your loved ones is to have a clock with day and date for the elderly nearby.

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The Balanced Approach to Alzheimer’s

According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 3 seniors in America die with Alzheimer’s disease or another kind of dementia. Due to the aging of the baby boomer generation, there has been a huge increase in the number of cases of those suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s, with 200,000 Americans out of 5.4 million being under the age of 65.  However, alleviating the challenges that the disease brings and reducing the level of decline to memory, cognitive function and general wellbeing is possible. 

For those already diagnosed with the disease, there are still effective methods to reduce the rate of decline while improving daily life. Leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle is one such method that could prove beneficial. The idea of having a healthy lifestyle might initially inspire thoughts of bland diets and having to quit your favorite bad habits but it is possible to lead a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on balance.

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Dementia and Eating: Practical Solutions

Normal, everyday functions, such as eating, can become progressively difficult for individuals suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “As a person’s cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty with eating utensils.” The opposite may also occur — patients may develop voracious appetites and not know when to stop. In order to maintain peak health and dignity, The Alzheimer’s Store offers practical solutions for dementia and eating.

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5 Effective Activities for Preventing Dementia

Dementia is a mental disorder that can prevent its victims from living a normal life and exposes them to potentially life-threatening dangers. According to a report published in the Journal of American Geriatric Society, elderly people who are suffering from dementia are three times more likely to experience preventable hospitalizations. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to lower the risk, such as brain exercises. These can help keep your brain in a good condition by preserving old neuroconnections and forming new ones. Here are 5 recommended activities for preventing dementia.

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Selecting a GPS Locator Watch for Seniors

When an Alzheimer’s, dementia or Autistic patient wanders off, it can be a frightening experience for everyone involved. Fortunately, The Alzheimer’s Store carries three GPS locator watch models to track friends and loved ones around-the-clock. But, how do you know which one is right for you? Selecting the ideal GPS tracking watch for elderly patients with memory loss is based on their individual needs. Since there are differences between each type of monitoring watch, it’s important to know which elderly GPS tracker will work best to ensure the safety and security of your loved ones.

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