Reduce dementia by 40% 

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The most common concept of utilization is “Use it or Loose it”. This has been a driving force behind dementia research which is projecting a 40 percent increase in the next 12 years. We may not be able to cure dementia at this time, However, the answer is in the etiology of the problem that if the brain is not used, then loss of it functionality is inevitable. Numerous research have shown that regular physical activity and increase in activity can reduce the risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, by as much as 50%.

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No more Dementia Diagnosis in the new DSM V The New Name for Dementia

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Upon the release of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), American Psychiatric Association (APA) is replacing the term Dementia with Neurocognitive Disorder.

The manual replaces the term “Dementia” with major neurocognitive disorder and mild neurocognitive disorder. You may ask what is different about it now and why was it changed.

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ABC's of SEEKING SERVICES FOR A LOVED ONE.

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Most people will not seek services until their loved one has been in an accident or is on their last few days at the hospital before looking for home care services. The Administration on Aging reports that about 29%, or 11.3 million older adults lived alone in 2010. The percentage gets even higher for those over 75: almost half (47% ) of women aged 75 and older lived alone. For the oldest old—centenarians, who have lived to age 100 or older—about a third live alone, according to U.S. Census data.
At the same time, it’s estimated that over 12% of seniors 65 and older—more than 5 million—need assistance with long-term care to perform activities of daily life.
 
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