Today we’re going to talk about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia and normal aging. Many of us have been at home during the COVID pandemic. Maybe you are interacting with your older relatives more than usual. And you are noticing some memory problems. What we are going to do today is Talk about the top 10 warnings. Signs that you should see if you are concerned about someone having a problem with their memory. You can take them to a provider to get them checked out.
Some most important dementia and Alzheimer’s symptoms are given below.
The first question is dementia, and dementia is a broad umbrella term that means. There are so many different symptoms of dementia in this world and so many different things that people will have difficulty with their memory. They have to face problems with language. Usually, you know the nouns, and naming is one of the first things they need to do with problem-solving, action plan, and execution plan to make a kind of plan and carry out an event.
It’s a recipe for living forever, or you know what the perfect order of your clothes is, but Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia. It accounts for about 60% to 80% of the different dimensions we see.
The most common dimensions are Lewy body dementia, frontal lobe dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Banded dementia but there is also vascular dementia, so this type of dementia looks a little different. For example, with Lewy body dementia, you can see someone I have trouble walking or falling something were frontal lobe dementia. The frontal lobe of your brain As the stop sign is part of the brain, so it may be people who can’t believe that they no longer have very good impulse control.
Then someone with vascular dementia. Usually already has heart disease, so you can have one type or a mix of things, especially if you have high blood pressure, you’ve had multiple strokes in the past, and you could get Alzheimer’s. You have a combination of Alzheimer’s type dementia and vascular dementia.
Maybe and at the end of the day, these symptoms are very similar for the most part, and so we are only going to talk about the top 10 signs and things you should pay attention to it if you are worried about someone’s memory. Huh. The first is that this memory problem is so significant that it impedes people’s daily ability to care for themselves. Hence, one of the most common and Alzheimer’s is that you cannot remember new information. So they’re not able to remember things that happened a long time ago.
So that the long-term memory remains intact, and they can tell you everything about their childhood. But they can’t tell you what they ate for breakfast or what you were talking about five minutes ago. So maybe they forget important dates, they might be asking for the same information over and over or telling you the same information over and over, or you’ll start looking up, then lots of memory aids and more.
Trust me, basically a compensatory strategy, I have a lot of them, but basically, it would be if you start seeing sticky notes on the refrigerator. You know, don’t forget to do that, and as long as people do that and it’s working fine for them, it’s a warning sign that they still can use strategies near those compensatory, so we need them to do that like normal aging you.
Sometimes forget someone’s name, or you can forget an appointment, but you remember it later. The problem the second sign is to look at our challenges with solutions. So this is what happens when someone needs a task or activity, has trouble developing a plan for what they want to do or follows someone familiar with the recipe.
So the recipe they’ve been known for forever can’t remember if it’s two eggs or three eggs or water, how long do I have to cook it or they might have trouble dealing with my monthly bills because I can’t remember that they are supposed to
They may have difficulty dealing with it or concentrating, and they take too long to do things.
And then it happened before versus, you know, it’s someone with normal age-related changes. That sometimes their Checkbook error occurs, I do this sometimes. Don’t jump to conclusions because one of these warning signs may apply to you or your loved one at home or work or even when you have difficulty completing familiar tasks.
Replay, so sometimes people have trouble figuring out how to get me to a particular place, manage their budget at work, or even remember the rules of a game that’s more Gets tough and is different like typical age-related changes.
You may need a little help with the settings on the microwave, or you may need to record a television show. Need help trying that is different from turning on the television, so those are more complicated tasks. And if I go to my mom’s house, I still can’t figure out what to do with her remote how to use; yes, if they are in their home and this is a new problem you see that you need to be aware of, the next thing is confusion with time and space.
And so people with Alzheimer’s can lose track of what time it is again. It’s one of those things that many of us have trouble keeping up with time, and that’s because of our schedules and calendars by which we live and die. Saying differently than it would be someone who didn’t know it was summer outside when it and they’d tell you it’s winter or they’re telling you as 1987 or give you 1987 Telling the story When it’s 2020. they may even have trouble remembering how they arrived, so they’re no other group than normal aging Warning Signs.
You may be confused about which day we are okay, but you know how to remove your calendar or take out your iPhone; you can figure it out. What day is so lucky for all of us? You know we can figure out what day is the next warning sign. They have trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships so let’s call it sometimes.
Having only visual problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s, making them difficult to recognize distances or determine colour and contrast. That is different from having true visual loss related to cataracts or glaucoma or certain age-related macular degeneration, which are visual problems but the mind’s vision. Part is affected by Alzheimer’s when you are one hundred eighty degrees peripheral vision and 65 years that comes in about 45 degrees but what happens with Alzheimer’s disease is that the visual field gets smaller and gets smaller, so when a person is in very advanced dementia they are basically like my eye, or they have monocular vision, which then goes into binocular vision.
These dementia eyeballs, if you keep your eye up, Call them if you want to have them and think about whether they could see all of you. Let me tell you; it also means they can’t see the plate sitting right in front. They have a very progressive mindset. In confusion, this is when we see people reach across the table to eat someone else’s food and everyone likes it, but your food is here in front of you, but you feel you have to go downstairs to see it.
We, Will, have to see. We have to adjust them, and we’ll get to that layer with advanced Alzheimer’s. That’s an early sign of what we’re talking about now, so next, there’s going to be new problems with words and speaking as well as writing. Hence, you see it as someone having trouble after a conversation, telling you a story, and being interrupted. You have no idea what they are going to do or what they tell you can tell the story repeatedly, or they may have difficulty finding the right word, and it is usually a noun so they can be like you.
I know you know something there. It’s a little thing you can talk to call people. You’re late, you mean your phone they’re like yes it’s my phone so call it To describe it like this around the nail is called circum Lucian so that you can see a little more of that. The other part of it is normal aging; you might have trouble finding the right words, hence the slightly different seventh warning Sign when someone starts having memory problems.
Please pay attention to whether someone is lost or may lose the ability to retrace their steps to find it, so we lost everything first. But that’s usually what you and I do with our kids. I think you need to revisit your steps and figure out where you were when you lost this thing to people with Alzheimer’s.
Sometimes it happens that they start getting a little crazy. So they start hiding things. Like I’m going to hide my purse, or I’m going to find my purse that you know in this safe place and then when they go looking for their purse they can’t find it. Then they blame you for stealing, so it’s just another example of how they can keep something, but then they can’t remember they did it where put. It happens; you know more and more often over time.
You know, normal aging is when someone puts things the wrong way, but they can retrace their steps and our You know we always find what we were looking for in the last place I always thought hilarious. Maybe the number eight lacks judgment or bad judgment, so it’s hard to make decisions. Part of it comes back to not thinking they can take care of themselves when dealing with money.
Their judgment can be poor when it comes to that, especially if they are isolated in their home, someone calls them on the phone. They may eventually give it to you, revealing a large amount because they didn’t have the judgment to know they were being scanned, or you might see it as paying less attention. their hygiene, people like this bathe. Know to brush their hair when it is very well kept; the hair grows out soon, which is different from normal aging where you can sometimes make the wrong decision. Still, you are very good at knowing your limits.
signs that when people work or Withdraw from social activities, it might be someone you haven’t seen for a while. It’s like all of us at Kovach, but if these people had started, they would do all their hobbies, all their social Carry out activities in or out of the home to any solo project and may also have trouble with their favourite team, and they cannot socialize. Start avoiding situations because they are very aware that they are having trouble with their memory.
They are afraid that you will find out about it, so this is usually one of those parts of the brain that will show me intact it’s the ability to do what we call social chitchat so you can sit quietly. Yes, I can talk to an older adult. Everything is fine. We are having social conversations about the weather; yes, how are your kids okay, and then I say okay for them?
I have to start asking you some questions; ask everyone these questions do you know what the date is today. They fire back like super angry mode. What is the question, but what I did, I started by asking them questions. They think I’m going to find out if they’re having problems with their memory; there’s a lot of conversation about handling that kind of behaviour. But it’s someone who Maybe which means they go through one. You can go to the doctor in 15 minutes, and all is well, so it’s hard for primary care providers to notice, and they need a history of some of these warning signs from family caregivers to see that’s what’s up.
To help provide a complete picture. Home and how well they are doing at home, but again if you start, we’re going to do another podcast about how to communicate that you might not be able to sit in the room with that person then tell that provider because it’s your loved one. You know about it in normal aging people sometimes. they don’t have as much energy as they used to after
workday or going to family and social events and can be more tired than they are too busy socially and then on top the last warning sign is a change in their mood or personality. So it could be someone who is very confused. They can be very depressed, anxious, perhaps even scared, and then they can get upset very easily. When they are out of places that are part of their comfort zone, before Koba, it could be someone who lives alone in your home. They do things very well but eat with the family.
There is a lot of noise in that environment. they like this explosive moment and okay a rapid change in the mood. You know, or even their personality where they were supposed to go out. Now you know they don’t go out wanting to see anyone compared to normal aging people developing very specific ways of doing things.
When that routine is disrupted, they can become very irritable, so I had two thoughts: You know those people who are in the middle of the story and forget what they were going to say. A specific way of doing things, I’m like yes, it could just be an OCD. Hence, it has to do with the bigger picture of how well that person can function in their lifetime, and then you know that as they age, you know if you see some of these warning signs.
Again they are just warning signs. They are not clinical. We will talk about another show that you. How exactly do we talk to someone also Hymer, and then how exactly do we diagnose? But these are your top ten warning signs for now, and I hope you’ve got it. Enjoyed this session thanks for joining us today.
11 Natural Remedies for Dementia and Alzheimer’s
11 Natural Remedies for Dementia.
Dementia is the umbrella term for many diseases that affect the brain. The conditions are named based on the area of the brain that they damage or the symptoms caused.
There are different types of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases, vascular dementia and Lewy body. Four essential factors lead to dementia. These include vitamin B12 deficiency, neurosyphilis, hypothyroidism and Lyme disease. Other reasons include genetics and old age. Not all old people are supposed to have dementia; 9 out of 10 seniors will be okay until 90. Dementia is not a result of aging but develops due to damages to our brain.
These damages can significantly impact our personality, physical movements, and ability to perform basic tasks. The treatment depends on the cause of the disease. Sometimes it is caused due to deficiencies or poisoning of some sort; at others, it is because of an accident. Symptoms that can be reversed are dealt with through medication and some natural remedies.
Here are 11 ways you can naturally deal withdementia:11 Natural Remedies for Dementia.
This yellow powder is a necessary ingredient in numerous South-Asian recipes and has magical anti-inflammatory properties. In research conducted in Japan, researchers found that turmeric does not just deal with symptoms of dementia, but it can also improve the overall cognitive function of our brain. There is much lesser incidences of dementia in Asians as it is not just a big part of their cuisine but also an active ingredient in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
Salvia or Sage is a herb that is sometimes used for its hallucinogenic effects. It can be chewed, smoked or used in teas. If used in the right amount and the right way, it can stimulate blood flow in the brain, related to good brain functioning and better memory retention. Research has shown that it can also reduce the risk factor of the decline in functioning.
- Vitamin E.
Research shows that consuming vitamin E can help with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, but it is also important to take it in the right dose. Otherwise, it can have adverse effects on your heart health. So before committing yourself to any home remedy or new product, make sure you discuss it with your doctor.
Kale is famous for carotenoids and folate, which have a huge impact on our overall health. They are found to reduce homocysteine levels in our bodies, which can lead to brain damage. So it is a great idea to include it in your daily diet for a healthy body and mind.
Eating leafy greens like spinach cannot just decrease the risk of dementia but also help you improve your memory. In addition, you can alternate spinach with the kale in your diet as a portion of spinach daily can help you maintain your physical and cognitive health.
If you are like most people, chances are you only see pumpkins during the Halloween season. This orange produce is not just any fruit that you can use just for decoration. It has numerous benefits that can help you lead a healthy life. Pumpkin is a fruit rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin B3 and vitamin E, and many other nutrients important for your health. The phytonutrients found in pumpkins are responsible for protecting our brains. These include beta-carotene and lutein that are great for our cognition and fighting dementia.
It is a flowerless plant that is also known as Gingkobiloba. This plant is the last of its kind. The rest have all gone extinct. There is mixed evidence that shows that the extract from this plant can help relieve symptoms of dementia. Regardless, it is one of the most used natural remedies for dementia.
- Fish Oil.
Fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Studies prove that fish oil can reduce the chances of cognitive impairment and protect you against Alzheimer’s. The Omega-3s help reduces beta-amyloid plaque, which helps prevent Alzheimer’s.
Bananas are delicious, and a great source of fiber and provide an instant boost in energy. Potassium is a nutrient that is vital for transmitting messages from the brain, and bananas are known for their high potassium content. It is also great in helping maintain focus, retain attention and improve memory.
Another important ingredient in south Asian cuisines, cinnamon, has more benefits than you may think you know. It can be used to treat pesky conditions like indigestion, migraines and cramping. Moreover, studies show that it is great for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. So if you are at risk of developing the disease and you know people in your family have suffered from it, you can include this spice into your diet and reduce your chances of developing the disease.
Almonds seeds are widely cultivated not just because of their taste but also for their medicinal benefits. Numerous home remedies involve almonds in them. These small seeds are rich in nutrients that can help your body in many ways. Research even proves that eating almonds can prevent memory loss along with improving your cognitive abilities. In addition, they are rich in vitamin E and can battle dementia. Bottom Line. Losing your memory or control over your body is a very sad thing. If someone close to you is suffering from the disease, it is important not to lose patience.
As they have no way of controlling this disease. Try to treat them with love and care and maintain a normal environment for them. Keeping things the way they have been will help them retain their memory and even regain it. The worst part is that some diseases, sunder dementia, are nonreversible and worsen over time. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain a healthy diet and ensure you do not have any deficiencies. You need to be extra careful if you are at risk of the disease. As sometimes the cause of dementia can be raced in genetics, you need to take extra care of what you put in your mouth.