Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia, which is a decline in mental capability that gets worse over time. The disease has three stages, with the final stage being the most severe and life-altering. Doctors cannot cure Alzheimer’s or slow its progression, but they can prescribe medication or recommend treatments for symptoms of the disease.
Many individuals who self-injure by cutting do it only a few times and stop.
For others, it can become a cycle that leads to compulsive, repetitive behavior.
The herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, may make the body more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s if a specific variant of a particular gene is also present. The gene variant is known as ApoE-4 and has been linked to Alzheimer’s for many years. Some scientists, in fact, believe that ApoE-4 is not only a contributing factor to dementia but may actually be a causative factor.
Are you losing precious sleep or worrying about losing sleep? You may start dreading bedtime as you predict you won’t be able to fall asleep for hours or that you’ll wake up at 4 a.m., as usual, and not be able to fall back asleep.
If so, you could be one of the 30% of the adult population that suffers from insomnia.
Almost everyone has suffered severe pain sometime in their life, whether it was pain from a broken bone, child birth or a painful, throbbing headache. You understand when someone says their pain was excruciating. Unfortunately, there are currently over 30 million people suffering from excruciatingly painful headaches, that occur over and over, due to migraine […]
We all dream at night, although many of us aren’t able to remember our dreams. If you have ever had a nightmare where you were petrified or a dream that was so pleasant you wish you never woke up, you may have thought to yourself that it would be useful to have been able to […]
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) is also known as Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD); it is a circadian rhythm (internal sleep clock) sleep disorder in which a person’s sleep pattern is delayed 2 or more hours from a ‘normal’ sleep pattern (sleep at night, wake in the morning) causing you to sleep later and wake […]
Where are my reading glasses? Oh no- I have to introduce that person walking over to me and I can’t remember her name. What did I just come in to this room for? Do these occurrences sound familiar? How can you tell if your worsening memory is just normal age-related lapses, forgetfulness due to stress […]
I have worked for 2 years in a nursery home and I treated a lot of patients who were diagnosed with Dementia. When working there I noticed that friends and family find great difficulties in interacting with their beloved one. Most visits to Grannie and grandfather feel obligated and result in a fast cup of […]
Most of us are blessed with some narcissistic traits and this is perfectly normal, but for some, their narcissism is a full blown disorder and they exhibit many (or all) of the traits of a true narcissist. Sadly people with this degree of narcissism are unlikely to be sitting here wondering if they are a […]