July 9, 2019 Memory Loss

Nearly 44 million people worldwide are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related illnesses. For many of these individuals, Alzheimer’s symptoms can get in the way of being able to enjoy daily life. Fortunately, there are simple changes that can be made to help take back your life and manage your Alzheimer’s symptoms. Read on for more information on Alzheimer’s and how to reduce the degree of your symptoms today.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? 

Alzheimer’s disease, named after Dr. Alois Alzheim who dedicated his life to studying the brain and how it is affected by various conditions, is a progressive brain disorder that makes it difficult for those suffering from it to perform simple tasks needed on a day-to-day basis. It is a common misconception that Alzheimer’s is reserved for those in their mid-60s or older. However, early-onset Alzheimer’s can occur as early as age 30 carrying the same symptoms as those with late-onset Alzheimer’s.

Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease 

If you believe that you or someone you love is currently experiencing Alzheimer’s, it’s important to be aware of the various signs and symptoms of the disease. 

Signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s include:

  • Memory loss
  • Trouble planning or solving simple problems
  • Familiar tasks becoming challenging or impossible
  • Being unaware or confused about the current time or place
  • Trouble recognizing visual images
  • Difficulties in speaking or writing
  • Frequently misplacing items
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • A dramatic change in mood 

If you or the person you love can relate to the symptoms above, it’s important to looking into various treatment options now to help slow the disease.

Treating Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are treatment options those in the very early stages of the disease. 

Your doctor may prescribe specific medications to reduce the deterioration of nerve endings within the brain. There are also medications available for managing the emotional effects of Alzheimer’s. 

It’s important to be aware of any negative symptoms that may come with the use of these medications. If you find these medications dramatically affect other areas of your life or worsening symptoms, you may want to speak with your doctor to switch medications or reduce your dosage. 

Braincore Neurofeedback Therapy has been show to help improve memory in patients with pre-Alzheirmer’ a drug-free and non-invasive approach to retraining the brain. It helps reduce or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other brain-based conditions.

The daily practice of brain exercises, such as games, or puzzles specifically designed to enhance memory may also slow the effects of Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Help

Living with Alzheimer’s symptoms is a daily struggle against your mind and body. However, when you and your loved ones are armed with the right information you’ll find it easier to take control of the condition and to enjoy your daily life.

For more information, check out our blog on what to know about memory loss.

January 26, 2017 BrainCoreMemory Loss

You don’t have to watch your loved one lose their battle with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

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A few years ago I said goodbye to my grandpa. As a baby, I fell in love with him the moment I laid eyes on him and he quickly became one of my favorite people in the world. I remember finding my baby book when packing to move to my new home. Being a second child, my mom only took the time to fill out two things in my baby book:

  1.  That I love animals
  2. That I loved my grandpa.

Both of those two things ring true to this day and are the two things that totally define my life.

Although my grandpa passed away a few years ago, we actually lost him years earlier. You see, for almost 20 years, my grandpa suffered from Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

I remember my grandma would get so frustrated with him for losing his glasses or his wallet. We would have to retrace his steps to try to find them, but in the end, she would have to replace them. It got so bad that grandma started hiding his wallet and glasses from him, only getting them out when he needed them. The changes were so gradual that we never considered that there was something wrong with him, we thought it was just forgetfulness or carelessness or just part of the aging process.

Over time we started to notice more changes in him and that his memory had become worse. We took him to the doctor where he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We were distraught, but at the time we had no clue what was to come next.

HIs medical doctors told us that there wasn’t much that they could do for him. At the time, there weren’t any treatments to stop the progression and medications only slightly slowed the symptoms. We slowly watched my grandpa slip away.

It started with him repeating himself or asking the same question over and over.
Grandpa, looking out the window: “Who’s car is that?”
Me: “It’s mine grandpa.”
A few minutes later, Grandpa: “Who’s car is that?”
Me: “It’s mine grandpa, do you want to go for a ride?” And then, a few more minutes would go by and he’d ask the same question again.

But, it was much more than just him repeating himself. It was when he didn’t remember the stories and jokes that, although we had all heard a hundred times, we still loved listening to. It was the frustration he felt when he couldn’t remember something. It was the times he would look in the mirror and not recognize himself and ask “What happened to me!” because he didn’t remember growing older. In his mind, he was still 20 years younger. It was the heartache I felt the times he couldn’t recognize me because he thought I was still supposed to be a little girl. And, it was the mental and physical toll it took on my grandma as his primary caretaker.

However, we were lucky. People who suffer from Alzheimer’s only live on average about eight years after symptoms become noticeable. My grandpa lived over 20 and died at the age of 90.

Most sufferers lash out, get easily upset, or have paranoia. Grandpa, for the most part, was happy. Although he may not have recognized us at times, he was always happy to see us. He would laugh, and sing, and whistle… that is, until the day he forgot how to whistle.

What I want others to know is this… do EVERYTHING you can to help your loved one suffering from memory loss. Get help as soon as you notice the slightest change. Don’t think that memory loss is a part of growing older, it’s not, it’s a sign that something is wrong! Don’t listen to the doctor when they say “nothing can be done.” Look for something, anything that will help them!

A few months after my grandpa passed away I heard about Davis Clinic of Chiropractic’s Memory Management BrainCore Therapy and how it can help people suffering from memory loss and the early onset of Alzheimer’s and Dementia regain their memories. I wish I would have learned about it 20 years sooner when grandpa first started showing signs.

We may not have known what to do then, but I know now. If anyone I know starts to show signs of memory loss, this will the first place we go to seek help, and I hope you will too. Help preserve their memories, before they’re lost.

More About Memory Management Braincore Therapy

Memory Management BrainCore Therapy is a non-invasive treatment for memory loss and cognitive impairment that can lead to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It retrains the brain and has been shown to slow the progression of, or completely reverse the symptoms of, memory loss, Pre-Alzheimer’s and Pre-Dementia. This drug-free memory loss treatment is available in The Villages community at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic.

Memory loss is a horrible disease, but there is help. You don’t have to watch your loved one slowly slip away.


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