Alzheimer disease sourcebook : basic consumer health by Amy L Sutton

By Amy L Sutton

''Provides simple client future health information regarding signs, prognosis, and remedy of Alzheimer disorder and different dementias, besides information for dealing with reminiscence loss and similar problems and recommendation for caregivers. comprises index, thesaurus of comparable phrases and listing of resources''--Provided through publisher.

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It also appears that additional brain regions can be activated in older adults during cognitive tasks, such as taking a memory test. Researchers do not fully understand why this happens, but one idea is that the brain engages mechanisms to compensate for difficulties that certain regions may be having. For example, the brain may recruit alternate brain networks in order to perform a task. These findings have led many scientists to believe that major declines in mental abilities are not inevitable as people age.

This condition is called single-infarct dementia. Dementia is more common when the stroke takes place on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain and/ or when it involves the hippocampus, a brain structure important for memory. Another type of vascular dementia is called Binswanger disease. This rare form of dementia is characterized by damage to small blood vessels in the white matter of the brain (white matter is found in the inner layers of the brain and contains many nerve fibers coated with 25 Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, Fifth Edition a whitish, fatty substance called myelin).

These needs may include feeding, bathing, and dressing. Taking certain medicines can help a person in the early or middle stages of Alzheimer disease. These medicines can keep symptoms, such as memory loss, from getting worse for a time. The medicines can have side effects and may not work for everyone. Talk with your doctor about side effects or other concerns you may have. Other medicines can help if you are worried, depressed, or having problems sleeping. Vascular Dementia Many people have never heard of vascular dementia.

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