When patients and their families feel overwrought and overwhelmed, a group of cells called the amygdala, located in their emotional brain, hijacks them away from being able to listen to you or follow what you say.
Electrotherapy could be a safe way of treating dementia-related aggression and agitation, researchers sayMay 20, 2014
Electroconvulsive therapy could be a safe alternative for reducing behavioral symptoms of dementia when medication is not effective, according to findings from a small study.
Engagement with therapy animals slows down the progression of dementia symptoms in nursing home residents, according to a recently published study.
Providers should be taking most of their dementia residents off antipsychotics — and can generally do so without fear of relapse to dementia-related behaviors — researchers say.
New research suggests that feeding tubes can cause or worsen pressure ulcers in elderly dementia patients — a finding that contradicts the commonly held belief that feeding tubes promote healing.
Everyone likes a juicy story. That became apparent recently after we ran an item about the beneficial effects of apple juice on people with Alzheimer's.
Apple juice could help soften the anxiety, agitation and delusions common to patients with moderate-to-advanced Alzheimer's, a new study shows.