Adult Acne: Blasting Zits Into Oblivion

My name is Jamie Turner and when I turned 22, I started to form a horrible case of acne. I used every cleanser and lotion I could find and I even asked my physician for a topical steroid cream to clear up the zits on my face. After six months of treatment, my physician completed a blood test that concluded that a hormone imbalance was causing my acne. I started on therapy to control the amount of estrogen my body produced. The therapy along with a good diet and exercise regimen helped to clear up my acne. I am sharing my story, because acne is not just a condition that affects teenagers. It can affect adults at any age, and it can cause a great deal of embarrassment. Don't let your acne go untreated. Read my blog instead and learn about both natural and medical treatments that can help you.

How To Care For Someone With Early Dementia

Health & Medical Blog

When someone is in the early stages of dementia, this person is going to need care to help with memories and to help in other ways as well. Caring for someone with early-onset dementia can be stressful and sometimes difficult to deal with. If you are caring for someone that has dementia, there are a few things you should know. Read on for some helpful information to assist you in your care for this person that you love.

Be Patient

You need to be patient with this person, as they are likely going to repeat or ask the same questions over and over again. They may not recognize someone or they may mix up names and people often. As their carer, you have to be patient and not get frustrated with this person. It can be trying to answer them repeatedly, but your patience is needed for this person. Generally, they have no idea they are frustrating you. They just need extra time and attention when it comes to answering their questions or concerns.

Play Games

Playing memory games with this person can assist them in remembering things and may also help with brain activity. By playing games, such as a matching game, with this person, you can help them with their brain activity. Giving the person crossword puzzles, card games, jigsaw puzzles, word finds and Sudoku can also help work the brain as well. These games can be fun for the person, although there may be times of frustration, it can be a fun way to exercise their mind. 

Stay Positive

It's important that you aren't negative about this person and what they're going through. You should be positive and always speak in this way. You may want to focus on the positive things this person is doing, rather than the negative ones. While it is important that you report negative things to their physician, you may not want to bring up these concerns to the dementia patient themselves. Your negativity can cause this person more cause for concern, which is not what you want. 

If you are caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's, it can be a difficult thing to do and to watch. Watching someone you love have their memory deteriorate before your eyes and forget the people and memories that mean the most to them is hard. Taking your loved one to a dementia care facility to get proper treatment can assist in this person holding onto their memories for much longer. Contact a memory care facility for more information. 


9 February 2021