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Alzheimer’s Disease vs Dementia

dementiaEffects of Alzheimer’s Disease

More than 10% of the population over 65 years and 50% over the age of 85 years suffer from Alzheimer’s, but is it Alzheimer’s?  It has been estimated that nearly half of people are mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,  this information being gained at autopsy. Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease vs Dementia

Depression in the Elderly

bereavementHave you just lost a parent?  Has your Mum or Dad recently passed away?  This is a harrowing time for all the family but particularly for the spouse left behind.  Depression in the elderly is a real problem, especially when they have lost the love of their life, someone who they have shared a life with for decades.

So much to arrange

For our family, when Dad died, Mum seemed to be very brave and strong.  She had many family members around her and we made all the arrangements for the funeral and did the paperwork for pensions, rates, cancellations of credit cards and all the paraphanalia that goes with a bereavement.  Those who have had to arrange all these details will know exactly what I mean. Continue reading Depression in the Elderly