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Tag Archives: Dementia
Here's why researchers struggle to find treatments for Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s disease is a well-known disorder that affects 5.4 million Americans. Yet there are currently only four drugs available that treat its symptoms. Unlike cancer treatments, which are varied, plentiful and targeted to specific forms of the disease, Alzheimer’s drugs are … Continue reading
The Ohio-based Lantern communities create a stimulating atmosphere for clients with Alzheimer's and dementia
Traditionally, assisted living facilities are quite drab environments. Even those that strive for a more welcoming atmosphere, with amenities like communal dining rooms and colorful decor, typically fall far short of providing a setting in which residents feel at home. … Continue reading
Black patients and patients with organ failure report poor levels of palliative care
Palliative care is designed to provide comfort to people who have terminal illnesses. Yet multiple studies show that not all patients receive the same quality of care. In one study of Veterans Administration hospitals, black patients were less likely than white patients … Continue reading
Patients with dementia feel pain but may not be able to communicate it well
Historically, medical professionals thought that people with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions did not feel pain as acutely as other aging adults. According to a WebMD article published in 2006, this was based on the observation that Alzheimer’s patients complained less about pain … Continue reading