Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

For years, doctors have known that hospital stays can lead to severe, temporary cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients, who are at risk of developing delirium once hospitalized. A patient with delirium is often incoherent, confused and disoriented, but symptoms come and go making this condition hard to diagnose. The risk is higher for patients with dementia, but even elderly patients …

Just in the past decade scientists have found a disturbing link between hearing loss and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Hearing Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Health

Did you know that November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating form of dementia that gradually corrodes memory, cognition, and behavior patterns in those whom it affects. Although incurable, some medicines and treatments are currently in use to mitigate the onset and effects of Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia today. Just …