Myron F. Weiner MD


Memory Problems: Wandering

Wandering can pose a major problem for the caregiver and can be dangerous for a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Get a medical ID bracelet for the person so that you can be contacted if he or she wanders away. Try to figure out why the person wanders. He or she may be trying to find something…

Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a brain disease that causes progressive loss of memory and the ability to think and plan. It is associated with protein deposits called Lewy bodies in brain cells. The main symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies are: Fluctuating attention and alertness (the person may be alert and then…

Dementia: Tips for Communicating

Communicating with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be very challenging. Changing your approach to the way you communicate may be helpful. First, make sure the person does not have a hearing or vision problem. Sometimes a person may not respond to you because he or she cannot hear you. Not…

Dementia

Discusses causes of dementia, which include strokes, tumors, or Alzheimer’s disease. Covers symptoms like memory loss and forgetfulness. Covers how dementia is diagnosed. Looks at treatment options. Covers issues for caregivers.

Dementia: Understanding Behavior Changes

One of the most difficult problems to deal with as a caregiver is the sometimes strange or disruptive behaviors that people with dementia develop. They may wander, do certain things repeatedly, or insist on unusual routines or activities. Some behaviors that seem strange or disturbing may be natural expressions of a…