Consider Non-Pharmacologic Approaches for Treating Symptoms of Dementia

Behavioral & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Many people think of dementia impacting cognitive impairment, like memory loss and attention, but dementia is not just memory loss.  However, there are behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) that occur in about 90 percent of dementia patients.  Moreover, these non-cognitive symptoms are equally important to the syndrome…

Baby Boomers and Millenials: Protect Yourself with Long-Term Care Insurance

Start Sooner Rather Than Later We need to start thinking about Long Term Care (LTC) and its associated insurance sooner than once considered. While we do think of this coverage with respect to our elderly population, (about 60% of individuals over age 65 will require services), this coverage should also be seriously considered for younger…

Add Some Exercise to the Treatment Plan for Common Elderly Conditions

Exercise for Common Elderly Conditions Let’s add exercise for common elderly conditions. A re-examination of past studies relating exercise and four common elderly serious conditions: heart disease; chronic heart failure; stroke, and diabetes, showed that in all but chronic heart disease, exercise can be as effective as drug intervention in lessening mortality from these diseases. In a…