Category Archives: Seniors News

How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects The Brain

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness affecting the brain that causes a decrease in a person’s ability to think, understand, communicate and remember.  It can change an individual’s emotion, mood and behaviour, causing them to react in ways you would not expect.  As the illness progresses, it can affect a person’s coordination and mobility, making it […]

What Is Arthritis

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the formal term used to describe joint pain or disease. “Arthr-itis” means “inflammation” (itis) of the “joint” (arthro). It is not a single isolated disease as many would believe. In fact there are over 100 different types of joint and joint-related –tissue conditions that fall under the umbrella of arthritis. 

Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease

Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease

There isn’t any single test that can be performed to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The initial assessment for a patient who may be suspected to have early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease would include a thorough collection of medical history, followed by specific examinations. A genetic test is performed in order to determine whether or not the cause […]

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

What are the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is not selective as it can occur among any race of people living in any region of the world. It is also known as  the most common form of dementia. It deteriorates your cognitive thinking and memory abilities. In the early stages of AD, there may be a […]