When medicines just won’t do

For some medical situations, no amount of holistic medication, OTCs or prescription meds will do. Let’s take for instance Multi-Infarct Dementia (MID).

No amount of medication is going to prevent common memory loss in the elderly. Multi-Infarct Demetia is one of those types of memory losses. It is believed that MID is caused by a disruption of blood flow to a person’s brain; most likely caused by multiple strokes. The disruption causes damages to the brain tissue.

The unfortunate part is that some of the strokes may occur without any noticeable clinical symptoms and they are only realized later when other physical symptoms, like MID, occur. The strokes are oftentimes referred to as “silent strokes.” Therefore, not realizing that a stroke is happening, the individual may be surprised when a medical professional tells the person that there is significant damage to their brain; small blood vessels have been blocked and they now have MID.

This has to be disheartening! Caregivers need to step into these types of situations to help the entire family, not just the person that has been diagnosed, to accept and overcome the stress created by these types of strokes. This is one situation where the only medicine is that of the caregiver’s attitude showing their client and the entire family that With Age Comes Respect!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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