Dementia & Alzheimer

Magnetic Gait vs Shuffling Gait: Exploring the Differences

Magnetic and shuffling gait are common gait patterns observed in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Although both types of gait have been used to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s, there are significant differences between the two that make one a better option than the other in certain situations. In this article, we will explore the key …

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What to Do When Someone with Dementia Doesn’t Recognize You

Recognition is a fundamental human ability, it’s how we connect. When someone has dementia, their ability to recognize familiar faces and places can be affected, which can be confusing and distressing for the person with dementia and their loved ones. The purpose of this article is to help you understand how dementia affects recognition and …

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Shuffling Gait: A Common Symptom of Neurodegenerative Diseases

First of all, what is shuffling gait? Shuffling gait, also known as festination, is a type of gait disorder characterized by a short, quick, and shuffling step. It’s like trying to walk in a hurry while wearing slippers on a slick floor, not the most graceful of movements. People with a shuffling gait may also …

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Fidget Blankets for Dementia: A Simple and Effective Solution for Agitation

Are you looking for a way to comfort and calm someone with dementia? Fidget blankets are the perfect solution! These tactile blankets provide sensory stimulation, encourage movement, and help reduce anxiety. Introduction Dementia is a complex condition that can cause a person to experience confusion, memory loss, and a behavior change. For individuals with dementia, …

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How to take a pet away from a dementia patient

A dementia patient’s pet can provide companionship, routine and a sense of normalcy during an otherwise confusing and difficult time. While it may be tempting to remove a pet from a dementia patient’s home for the animal’s safety or because the pet is seen as a burden, doing so can cause further decline in the …

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