What is Aphasia?

Have you known anyone who has recovered from a stroke or brain injury but noticed that they are now having trouble speaking or communicating? This is brought about by a type of disorder that you may not have heard before. Aphasia is a disease that is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that governs language and comprehension.   People suffering from Aphasia may be faced with … [Read more...]

Pet Therapy for Seniors

There is a pre-existing human-animal bond involved with pet therapy. People are happier and healthier when they are in the presence of animals. It is scientifically proven that the human-animal bond increases positivity and socialization, decreases blood pressure, and reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. Due to these amazing benefits, several skilled nursing facilities across the nation now … [Read more...]

Is Your Sense of Direction Faltering? This May Be a Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease

Research proves that the longer your driving experience to more places, the better developed your sense of direction will be. This skill improvement is attributed to the part of the brain that governs your capability to navigate to different places called the entorhinal region. Now, what does this have to do with Alzheimer’s Disease? If you notice that you are more often getting lost or having … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Tidbits

What is Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. - It is the most common form of dementia. - It accounts for 60% to 80% of dementia cases. - Alzheimer's worsens over time - Alzheimer's has no current cure. 10 Signs of Alzheimer's 1) Memory loss that disrupts daily life. 2) Challenges planning or solving problems. 3) … [Read more...]

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