November 9, 2012

Brain DisordersFor the last two decades, the problems of healthy aging and aging with dignity have become the focus of many scientific works and studies since the number of aging people suffering from various cognitive problems and mental disorders had been firmly increasing. Millions of elderly people around the world suffer from Alzhimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia, DLB, and other types of dementia like brain disorders. Unfortunately, for the moment there is no known cure for cognitive problems and mental disorders like that, and there are only a few medications or treatment options to slow down the development of the disease and relieve its symptoms. Those who could come across or had to deal with the elderly people suffering from mental disorders and cognitive impairment know very well how hard and stressful it always is, both for the patients and for those who have to look after them. Read the rest of this entry »