Monday, July 30 – Here is Teepa Snow with another amazing video that covers oh so much valuable dementia information. She doesn’t just cover one aspect, there’s lots in this one. I can already see some of the things I do in this and some that I hope are a long long way off. The second video below is about three of the dementia medicines available today. I’ve taken all three and am currently on Galantamine. Namenda is the fourth medicine but I think it is considered for midstage dementia and the three she talks about are for early stage dementia. For me it’s been difficult to tell when I’m taking the medicine if it is doing a lot. However when I’ve had to get off of any of them the decline in my thinking and being able to communicate is drastic. I hope you will learn something from these two videos to educate you in taking better care of your loved one with this horrific disease.
When Language Fails in Dementia
Dementia in the middle-to-advanced stages diminishes communication & language. Watch Teepa Snow convey the power of music. See her demonstrate how to use rhythm and movement when language fails.
The left hemisphere of the brain processes language (left for language). The right processes signing, rhythm and curse words. How can dementia caregivers use these facts to help people having trouble with words and thinking? What is the best way to suggest a word? Or is it better to let someone struggle and figure things out on their own? Watch Teepa Snow offer tips on how to do your part with empathy, compassion, and concern.
What Do Aricept, Exelon & Razadyne Do?
See Teepa Snow talk about the top medications for Alzheimer’s & dementia. In plain English, she explores what they do and how they work. Get clarity on Aricept, Exelon and Razadyne (generic donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine).
On the web page that I found the video on there is a table explaining the various medicines. Here is a link to the page with that table. It’s a little ways down the page past the video. http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/2013/04/what-do-aricept-exelon-razadyne-do.html
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