When it comes to dementia, the cause generally determines the type. Some dementia-like conditions may be reversible – such as those caused by medication, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, or trauma – but true dementias are permanent and/or progressive. Understanding the distinct kinds and causes can be helpful in understanding the condition of a particular patient [...]
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While getting a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be upsetting, there is hope. It can be an extremely diverse disorder, which means that each patient will experience Parkinson’s differently, despite a number of common symptoms. The main similarity within the brains of those with Parkinson’s is the loss of essential dopaminergic neurons – which has [...]
When you are the primary caregiver for a loved one, it can take a toll on your health and well-being. While you may be more than happy to provide everything your spouse, child, or parent needs, you cannot be there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without suffering from both mental and physical [...]
There are many things you can do in order to maintain a high quality of life while living with Parkinson’s disease. From your food choices and daily activities to taking care of your mental well-being and finding the right medications, being proactive can make all the difference. Here are a few tips to help you [...]
Having surgery can be a lengthy and challenging process, especially if it involves an extended recovery period. Whether you are having surgery to repair or replace bones or joints, removal of a growth, or any other type of invasive procedure, recovering in a hospital or rehab facility can be uncomfortable or even detrimental to your [...]
Approximately one million people in the US today have Parkinson’s disease, and there are approximately 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year. With celebrities such as Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali putting a public face to this condition, some Interesting myths and fictions have arisen about this degenerative disease. Here are the some of the [...]
While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are medications and strategies for managing the condition that can enable those who have been diagnosed to live a happy and healthy life. Be sure to consult with a doctor before trying any over-the-counter medicines, supplements, or other treatment that claims to cure Parkinson’s, as [...]
In people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, certain nerve cells in the brain slowly begin to break down and eventually die. Most of the symptoms of this degenerative neurological disease are caused by the loss of the particular nerve cells that produce dopamine, an important chemical messenger in the brain. When a person’s [...]
One of the things that Specialty Care Services strives to do is improve the quality of life for seniors. What sets us apart from other home health agencies near Bethesda, MD is that we have specialized services for diagnoses like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Quality memory care is essential for maintaining a good quality of life [...]
Since Parkinson’s Disease develops very slowly, it’s easy to miss in it’s earliest stages. At first, a patient’s face may seem to show little or no expression, their arms may not swing when they walk, or they may have a barely noticeable tremor in one hand. Slowly their speech may begin to seem softer or [...]