Dementia and driving

It is crucial for people with dementia to remain mentally active and engage in activities outside of the home environment to prevent cognitive decline or slow down its progression. However, many older people often see public transportations as a threat to their well-being, considering it inadequate for their needs. Driving a car has become a…

What is Lewy body dementia?

Dementia with Lewy bodies is the second most common type of dementia. It is estimated to account for 10% – 15% of all cases and is closely related to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  Lewy bodies are the cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). They are tiny particles of protein…

Bad oral hygiene and dementia

Most know that having poor oral hygiene can lead to many various issues, such as bad breath, dental caries or inflammation. But it is not that common to hear about the long-term problems that follow such as Alzheimer’s disease. Based on a scientific literature review from 2013, researchers found that systemic inflammations caused by periodontitis…

Why dementia isn’t a lost cause.

As you might know, dementia is an umbrella term used to describe various types of neurocognitive disorders that affect memory and activities of daily living. Despite there being 47 million living with dementia today, science has yet to find definitive cures. A big issue regarding treatment for dementia is that the few drugs that we…