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How To Deal With Patients Suffering From Dementia?

Experts dealing with dementia categorize the different stages of it from three to seven phases. Every step is divided according to the severity level and typical characteristics that are portrayed. There are three main classes, namely- mild (the early stage), moderate (the middle stage) and severe (the late stage). According to these three classes, the number of phases can be further divided into subclasses. It does not matter how the phases are categorized, and all the stages give more or less the same necessary information. Different individuals have different capacities to absorb specific information and then retain it. This is the reason why sometimes you may find the explanation given by an expert is easier to understand than the other one. Teepa Snow gives very enlightening...

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5 Herbs for Better Brain Health

Does your brain feel tired, lethargic or overtaxed at times? Do you feel that your brain cannot comprehend and sulks in your tiresome routine? Is focusing difficult for you paired with a weak memory? If the answer to the aforementioned questions is yes then you are probably going through the common struggle of brain-overindulgence, which makes it hard to keep pace with the relentless demands of this complex world. Worry not. There are different methods that can help your brain overcome frustration, and grow strong. What To Do? The ideal choice. Poor lifestyle choices and changes in diet can have serious repercussions on your body’s physical and mental reserves. Unhealthy daily practices such as carrying 50-pound barbells while jogging might seem like a good idea, but in reality, only...

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Commonly Used Drugs Linked To Dementia Even At Low Dosage

A new study in the University of Washington provides strong evidence that certain popular drugs may increase the risk of dementia in older adults. The drugs share some common mechanisms within key areas of the brain but are used primarily as ingredients in over-the-counter sleep, cough, cold, and allergy medicines as well as in the treatment of an overactive bladder and depression. Drugs And Dementia The most commonly used drug linked to dementia is diphenhydramine, which is used in many popular products such as Benadryl, Nytol Sominex, Theraflu, Triaminic Allergy, etc. It is also implicated in drugs containing chlorpheniramine (Aller-Chlor); oxybutynin (Ditropan) and tolterodine (Detrol) for overactive bladder; and tricyclic antidepressants, such as doxepin or amitriptyline.1 Background Data Acetylcholine is a critical brain chemical involved in the transmission of nerve...