238 Results for dementia

  1. Dementia Therapy Goes to the Dogs

    ... with walking, and dementia. “He pets pretty hard because he doesn't have control of his hands. That will turn off a lot of dogs; they don't want any part of it,” says Patton. “But Jim was never bothered. He just sits

    • SHAW, GINA
    • Neurology Now
    • April 01, 2007
  2. The Brain Needs Blood: Vascular cognitive impairment, one of the most common forms of dementia, may be preventable.

    ... disease (AD), such as difficulty with reasoning, problem solving, planning, judgment, and memory. (Sometimes, VCI is referred to as vascular dementia. See box, “Vascular Cognitive Impairment: The Basics.”) However,...

    • Paturel, Amy M.S., M.P.H.
    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  3. Control Your Blood Pressure, Save Your Brain

    ... arteries become damaged or clogged, the brain is starved of the oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood that fuels nerve cells (neurons) and carries away waste. The result: brain function deteriorates and the risk of dementia

    • Shaw, Gina
    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  4. 9 Ways Caregivers Can Recharge

    ... of the Medicare-approved amount for five days at a hospital or skilled facility for a beneficiary with dementia who is also receiving hospice benefits such as a home visit from a nurse once a week. To be eligible, a...

    • Kritz, Fran
    • Neurology Now
    • May 01, 2017
  5. Brain Food: Can the foods you eat enhance brain health, or even help manage a neurologic condition? We spoke to the experts about popular diets and reviewed the evidence to find the answers.

    ... at least the last century, doctors and researchers have seen a correlation between diet and the management of neurologic conditions such as epilepsy, dementia, and stroke. And while no single ingredient can magically...

    • Cohen, Marisa
    • Neurology Now
    • July 01, 2017
  6. Puzzle Power: As Lewy body dementia narrowed their father's world, his twin daughters discovered an activity that brought him hours of joy.

    ...In 2001, our father, then 76, was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. He had always been a gentle and polite man, as well as outgoing and talkative, but over time he became less engaged. He slept more and ate little. He

    • Dalgarn, Mindy; Dalgarn, Missy
    • Neurology Now
    • March 01, 2017