Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Covid-19 Brain damage

Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.
COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is largely a respiratory illness that affects the lungs, but neuroscientists and specialist brain doctors say emerging evidence of its impact on the brain is concerning.
“My worry is that we have millions of people with COVID-19 now. And if in a year’s time we have 10 million recovered people, and those people have cognitive deficits ... then that’s going to affect their ability to work and their ability to go about activities of daily living,”

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Gene Wilder, Alzheimer's - Dementia & Government Funding

I found this article from 2016, and it saddens and worries me that government funding is non-existing for this great pandemic. That started way before COVID-19.
It has been around for more than 20 years and we are still in square one.

It is disheartening especially when you look at the cost of care. 

Median costs for long-term care services in 2020
Long-term care services include home- and community-based services assisted living and nursing home care.

Monday, July 6, 2020

As Caregivers we need to keep our strength...

In order to take care of our loved ones or our patients, and sometimes both. We absolutely need to take care of ourselves. I started following Sherry Zack Morris to strengthen my legs and knees, as I use them a lot on a daily basis. I'm not getting any younger and about a month ago I messed up my knee don't ask me how it just happened. Oh, geez the pain, I said; oh, I don't think so!

I researched for some exercises and found Sherry among a few others, I really like
her vibe, it resonates with me.
It's been about four weeks that I started this routine, and I can definitely say I have noticed a change in my legs and I have no pain in my knee, I also started collagen supplements, I think a combination of both helped me a lot.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Teepa explains how Dementia Affects Language Skills

I'm a HUGE fan on the fabulous Teepa Snow. I always refer to her videos for any staff training that I'm doing or share it with family members that are just starting on this Alzheimer's Dementia roller coaster ride. Only Teepa can masterfully explain how Dementia affects language skills. 
Perfectly presented and explained in a way we can relate, and understand.
Who else can discern "The rhythm of speech" in a relatable manner? I leave you with this very valuable piece of information, this video is a must-watch and you will find yourself saying well that makes sense!

I don't get any monies from Teepa Snow or any of her representatives for posting this video. I share it with all of you because I think it's valuable information for anyone on
The bumpy road of Alzheimer's or other Dementias.