Posts Tagged ‘healthy living for seniors’

Alzheimer’s ABC’s: Cognitive Changes II (Apathy, Delusion)

Cognitive Changes in AD: Apathy and Delusion

In the last post we considered the cognitive change of depression, and how it can affect those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as well as some tips to help discern between pure depression and AD.

Today we’ll consider other cognitive change often seen along with AD – apathy and delusion.

Some AD patients develop frustration, agitation or combativeness, which can be extremely difficult to treat and manage (if you are a caregiver for an AD patient with these symptoms, you are all too aware of the strain this can create). Sometimes change in personality with agitated features can be an early manifestation of AD so pay close attention to this. Read More

Is Forgetting The New Normal?

I ran across an article from Time Magazine from 2008, which is packed with great information.  It’s a wonderful overview on how memory is stored, why we forget and what we can do to help our brains function better.

The article cites several studies showing the positive impact of regular aerobic exercise on increasing cerebral blood volume (CBV), as well as some excellent nutrition sources for brain health like blueberries and walnuts. Read More