Conditions and Diseases
Aging and Life Extension
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with Alzheimer's may have trouble with short-term memory or even the names of people they know and love. Over time, symptoms get worse and so far no treatment can stop the disease.
Asked in Health, Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, Human Behavior
What theories are relevant to human growth and development and its affect on communication and language skills and abilities?
if somebody has not yet been able to develop a form of communication it could lead them to feel inadiquate frustrated and angry which could lead to severe challanging behaviour, or feeling withdrawn ...
How might you assist the client with eating?
The best way to assist a client with eating is to do the "hand over hand" method. Gently place your hand or his or her hand, then guide the fork or spoon to his or her mouth. This allows the saliva to flow, aiding in digestion. And, if the client was previously unable to or forgetting how to use a fork or spoon, you may be surprised that this little action will help them remember how to use the utensil. ...
Asked in Skin Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Capillaries
What causes red capillaries to burst on ankles?
CVI chronic venous Insufficiency also called spider veins, or Telangiectasias-can be caused by developmental abnormalities. This is often treated with laser or IPL therapy. There have been medication based treatments available for over 50 years. A Sclerosant medication is injected into the diseased vein so it hardens and eventually shrinks away. ...
Asked in Alzheimer's Disease, Power of Attorney
Can a person grant a Power of Attorney after they have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's?
That would depend on the cognitive ability of the patient. Some people with AD still retain the ability to comprehend such an issue. Others might be cognizant at the time the document is signed and deny later that they agreed. In many states if POA has not been validated before the diagnosis, a spouse or family member must apply for adult guardianship through probate court. Each state has specific laws concerning legal issues relating to persons who are mentally impaired. Consulting an...
What is troponin level?
Troponin level is a type of blood test used to check for damage to the heart. It is a protein found inside the muscle cells in the heart and is not normally found in the blood stream. If the heart is damaged due to lack of blood flow or oxygen, the muscle cells of the heart begin to break down and release troponin into the blood stream. Since it is not normally found in the blood stream, if the laboratory detects...
What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease is a disorder of the brain, named after German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer's disease in a century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it. Today we know that Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal brain disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer's gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today...
What happens to debt acquired by a parent who now has Alzheimers and is unable to pay?
This is an issue governed by the state of residency laws. In most cases persons who are mentally ill or have a mentally dibilitating disease such as AD, are subject to a competency hearing. If the court finds the person is unable to handle their own finances, a guardian and/or conservator will be appointed. The usual procedure is the guardian files BK for the insolvent person. However, ALL actions are subject to the approval of the governing court. As is obvious this...
What did Ronald Reagan die from?
Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the US, died on June 5, 2004 of pneumonia. After leaving office in 1989, he increasingly suffered from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. He was 93 years old. (Only Gerald Ford, the 38th President, was older when he died.) ...
What famous people have had alzheimer's?
Former US president Ronald Reagan died of alzheimer's disease. Others with the disease include: Joe Adcock, baseball player Mabel Albertson, actor Dana Andrews, actor Rudolph Bing, opera impresario James Brooks, artist Charles Bronson actor, film director Abe Burrows,author Carroll Campbell, Former Rebublican Senator Joyce Chen, chef Perry Como, Singer entertainer Aaron Copland, composer Willem DeKooning, artist James Doohan, actor Thomas Dorsey, singer Tom Fears, professional football player and coach Louis Feraud, fashion designer Arlene Francis, actor Mike Frankovich, film producer John Douglas French, physician Barry Goldwater, Senator of Arizona Rita Hayworth, actress Raul Silva Henriquez, Roman Catholic cardinal, human rights...