Types of Dementia

Hello, and welcome to another Wellness Wednesday topic. I am updating old posts, still, and that is quite time-consuming. I am also learning the art of grant writing. That is very interesting. Why do I mention these things? Well, it is Dementia awareness month and keeping your mind learning new things is a great way to help prevent Dementia. But, more about that in future posts.

Today, I want to discuss the types of Dementia. Dementia is a complicated term. If you watched the video from yesterday, then you know that everyone experiences Dementia in different ways. I can say that is very true. I have been working with Dementia residents for over 3 years, and they are all very different. How families, respond to their loved one having Dementia is also unique to each and every family.

There is a short video below that talks about the most common types of Dementia, but there are other types as well. If you would like to read more about the other types click here. For the purposes of this blog, I will discuss the more common types, prevention, and treatment. Plus, support for caregivers of those suffering from Dementia.

But, for today let’s learn about the different types of the more common forms of Dementia.

The video is short and worth the watch. There are a couple of terms in the video that I would like to define for you. Aphasia and Apraxia. These are medical terms that are speech-related. You can read more about these with explanations of each.

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Increasing your activity level is another great way to help prevent Dementia. Learn about my Walking Buddy Plan. Subscribers to my Mailchimp newsletter can get 20% off my Walking Buddy Plan.

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Type 3 Diabetes

So, I talked about Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes.  Did you know there is a possible Type 3 Diabetes?  In the quest for answers to the explosion of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, studies are starting to point to a type of Diabetes being the possible link to Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Now as far as I know this is all kind of new.  I only just heard about it and I have worked in the Health Care Industry for 32 years.  It is kind of complicated, and the articles I read were not easy to follow along.  Instead, I chose to share two videos for you to watch.  Some of this information is why Doctors are always saying to reduce sugar consumption for everyone.  Sugar is literally in everything, just like Sodium, or so it seems.  It adds flavor and can be a preservative.

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Memory Care: Circumlucotion

Updated 11/8/2021: I realized after I thought I picked up on the list where I left off, that I actually covered more words than I thought.

Before I get to this week’s word, I was contacted by someone who wanted to know what it means to give medical advice, and why I would not do it.  So, here is a definition for giving medical advice, medical advice is the provision of a formal professional opinion regarding what a specific individual should or should not do to restore or preserve health. Typically, medical advice involves giving a diagnosis and/or prescribing treatment for a medical condition.  Further into this topic discussing facts, or information is not giving medical advice.  I do not diagnose, nor do I treat.  I will work within a diet, or exercise regime if you already have one, except for walking. Walking is generally safe for everyone, and I do have a Walking Buddly Plan. That is part of the reason for the meet and greet, to see if you have underlying health diagnoses that need to be taken into account.   Helping you set realistic, attainable goals, and learning ways to meet those health goals, is what a Health Coach does.   You have to know your goal, or at least have some idea of your goal, and then a Health Coach helps you create realistic ways to meet those goals.  Health Coaches are not meant to replace a doctor.

OK, on to our Memory Care word for this week:  circumlocution.  Watch the very short video below and you will get a general idea of this word, then look up the word, then in your journal write the word, and the definition 10 times.  Then use it in a sentence, try to come up with synonyms for the word, draw it in a picture, or write a short paragraph using the word as many times as you can.  Go back over all the previous words, saying them out loud with the definition, at least ten times.  You should be starting to remember the ones at the beginning of the list, especially if you have been repeating them each week.  All the previous words can be found in the archives.  How are you doing so far?  Are you testing yourself each week? I hope to have time this week, 11/8/2021, to create a free printable for my newsletter followers to learn and quiz themselves. If you would like to purchase a journal with my artwork on it, see the image below.

If your goal is to improve your memory for school, better job skills, and possibly help prevent Alzheimer’s, use the contact form below to message me.

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Memory Care Monday: Abstemious

Updated 11/29/2021: As I continue to edit the old posts from this list, I have created a free printable with the current 15 words. You can print it, keep it in a journal, and write the definitions right on that paper. If you would like the free printable please sign up for my Mailchimp newsletter below. I will send it in each newsletter. After I have edited the current words covered, and I start adding new words, each month I will send a free printable with a kind of game or way to help remember the words. Do you remember the definition of words 1 and 2, abjure and abrogate? Leave the definitions in the comments if you do. Last year I shared Christmas gift ideas for people with CKD. This year watch for gift ideas for people with Dementia.

Welcome to week 3 of the Memory Care Challenge.  How are you doing?  Are you following along?  You still always can get in at any time.  Why do memory care challenges?  Because it keeps your brain healthy.  Dementia and Alzheimers are on the rise in this country, and one of the best things you can do to help lower your risk of getting those diseases is to exercise your brain.  There is a total of 100 words on this list, and it is a list I used with my high school son, and now my daughter.  I didn’t learn the list with him but am learning it with her.   Anytime you want to memorize something, write it 10 times, then say it out loud 10 times.  Each week I go back to the previous words and see if I remember them.  So, here is the word for week 3:  abstemious.  Do you already know what it means?  I kind of had an idea but wasn’t 100% sure.  This is a fun word.  Try to use it in a sentence too.  Leave me a comment, and let me know how you are doing. The short video below will help you out. I think abstemious is a very pertinent word around the holidays, lol.

There are other ways to improve memory.  I am still accepting new clients if you want to work on memory or any other health-related goals.  Use the contact button, at the bottom of this post to message me and set up a free meet and greet. 

Exercise is a great way to keep your brain healthy. Check out my Walking Buddy Plan. Walk with me!

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Memory Care: Abjure

Updated 10/25/2021: OMG, I did not realize I started this blog at the end of 2018! As we get older our memories naturally start to decline.  With Dementia and Alzheimers on the rise, maintaining good memory skills is imperative.  I use this list, from Vocabulary.com, with my high school homeschooled children.  Not only is it good for them, but it is good for me to learn and retain new words.  Since they are in school they do more than 1 word a week, but for adults with much busier lives, 1 word a week is great.  Aids to help you remember the words are:  Keep a journal of all the words, there are 100 of them total, write the word, and definition 10 times, then read it back out loud 10 times. Use the word in a sentence, and write it in your journal.   Each week review the words from the previous week, saying them out loud 10 times each.  I will post a new word each week until all 100 are posted.  This is a great way to start off 2019.

The first word is Abjure.  Use any method you choose to look this word up.  Comment below if you are joining this challenge, and let me know how it is going.  I myself will follow along. According to vocabulary.com abjure means to formally reject something or disavow it.

If you would like to work more on improving your memory by using my health coaching services, please use the contact form at the end of this post to message me for a free meet and greet. Be sure and check out my Walking Buddy Plan, too.

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