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SSRIs Could Increase Dementia In Seniors

Dosing and regular patient monitoring may help reduce potential cognitive side effects

In the last 25 years, rates of antidepressant use in America have more than quadrupled, with 11% of the population taking these drugs-- most of which are SSRIs. Otherwise known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs help to treat issues like depression, anxiety, and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain, whi...

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Can Hospital Stays Temporarily Cause or Exacerbate Symptoms of Dementia?

Keeping your loved ones safe and healthy might not be as easy as you first thought

Whether you’re a caretaker, nurse, family member, or other friend, caring for an elderly loved one or patient should be a priority. And it’s more important now than ever to keep watch of your loved ones or patients suffering with dementia—especially if they become hospitalized for any related or unrelated reason. Here’s why:

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Service Dogs Could Help Prevent Wandering in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Because, as you age, knowing where you are can start to become a challenge

Unfortunately for many people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s, getting to and from places isn’t always as simple as just looking around and knowing exactly where you are or where you’re headed. In fact, going somewhere that was once familiar can become a hassle as patients begin to age—and it can become painful for their loved ones watching them struggle to remem...

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Top 3 Medical Alert Apps for Smartphones

Help might be just a click away—and that can make all the difference

Senior citizen care can be tricky business for a lot of reasons. From dementia to diabetes, there are endless health concerns and hindrances that can put the elderly at risk when they are alone, driving, or at their home. And as a loved one and/or caregiver, you can only do so much to ensure that the seniors you care for are safe when you’re not around.

Getting older is a fact of life. As much as many of us dream of a fountain of youth that will keep us young and healthy forever, the reality is that it doesn't exists and we must ensure that we take care of ourselves as we age. Moreover, we must also place a great emphasis on ensuring that our parents and loved ones are also able to age both comfortably and safely.

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