Posted on November 01 2018
More than 5 million people within the United States are living with Alzheimer's Disease. This disease is a progressive brain disease that destroys the memory and other important mental functions that occur in middle or later stages of life, due to generalized degeneration of the brain. Alzheimer's Disease attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking, language skills, and behavioral changes.
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of Dementia, which is also the loss of thinking, memory, and reasoning skills that interfere with a person's daily life and activities. Accounting for 60 to 80% of all Dementia cases, Alzheimer's Disease comes in three stages: early, middle, and late stage. Read more about the stages and various symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in our earlier blog post, by clicking here.
Alzheimer's Disease can be heartbreaking for the individual and for their loved ones who witness it. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet for Alzheimer's, but there are some supplements and products that can help you and your family cope with such a difficult disease.
Mountainside Medical's Top 4 Products to Help Manage Alzheimer's Disease
Axona Powder is a medical food that is used to help combat cerebral glucose deficits in patients who have mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Research has shown that Alzheimer's disease inhibits the brain's ability to use glucose as a form of energy, and the resulting lack of brain fuel is extremely detrimental to a person's level of cognition. Axona uses a formula that provides an alternative form of brain fuel, which clinical studies have shown to help enhance memory recall, and preserve cognition. It's usually taken once a day, is well tolerated by most patients, and can safely be used along with other, more traditional Alzheimer's treatments and medications.
Designed for fall and wandering management, the Alzheimer's Wandering Motion Alarm is easy to use and adjust for precise movement detection. The alarm features either an 85 dB tone or chime alarm settings, a manual alarm shut off and a 4W x 98H detection area with a 10 degree detection length (approximately the length of a bed.) This device can be used with or without a nurse call system.
The Econo Magnetic Patient Alarm is a fall prevention alarm that is used to keep patients and loved ones safe. This product is perfect for caregivers of Alzheimer patients to ensure their safety, as well as multi-task at the same time. This alarm features a loud, beeping warning, adjustable magnetic pull cord design, and runs on a 9 volt battery which is included with the device. This alarm offers a loud warning if a patient stands up from a wheelchair or recliner, and the pull cord attaches to the patient and emits a beeping warning if the patient has exited their chair.
The Tamper Proof Bed Alarm with 1 Year Sensor Pad is a system that requires a pre-programmed code in order to deactivate the signal. Used for the safety of fall prevention and Alzheimer patients, having the pre-programmed code protects them from escaping their beds and disarming the alarm. A cover conceals all settings, and once removed, can only be neutralized by the proper digits. This alarm features break resistant ABS plastic construction, 2 tones and mute functions, a low battery indicator, and a simple 3 push reset.
The above products and more can be found on our website at: www.mountainside-medical.com, and at discounted prices for Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Visit the link above for pricing and information, or call us at 1-888-687-4334 to speak with any one of our associates!