Dementia is a group of conditions characterized by the impairment of at least two brain functions. The most well-known and common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, but other types exist as well, such as vascular dementia and Lewy Body dementia. Each type of dementia has similar symptoms, albeit different causes.
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that affects over half a million Floridians over age 65 each year. Cognitive decline may manifest at an earlier age than expected in patients who ultimately are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Some common early warning signs, according to The Alzheimer’s Association, include:
Disruptive memory loss
It’s okay to forget the occasional name or date, but forgetting them a lot and not remembering them later is a sign of a problem. Read More
Stress. We all have it, most of us on a daily basis. From work and relationships to financial issues, stress can feel overwhelming on many days and completely all-consuming on particularly bad days. It’s well known that stress can impact your health in a number of ways, but this is especially true for young women struggling with heart disease. New research has just unveiled the startling proof that stress impacts women far more than their male peers. Read More
Thanks largely to social media, we now live in a society where a large portion of our time is spent scrolling through the accomplishments of others and feeling jealousy over the lives that we deem better than our own. Job- and money-related stress and anxiety is now more prevalent than ever before as we try to juggle the demands of family, work, friends, and self together in an increasingly fast-paced world. Given all of this, it’s no wonder that depression has become so much more prevalent. Read More
Cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are all chronic illnesses that garner a great deal of attention from the medical community and media. After all, chronic disease impacts 50 percent of Americans. Foundations exist to battle the chronic diseases, and education is widespread for patient information.
There is one chronic condition, however, that is often overlooked or forgotten: mental health conditions, especially in our nation’s youth.
The Impact of Chronic Mental Health Conditions Read More