With rare exceptions, most adults today have heard of Alzheimer’s disease. Here, we are going to specifically examine Alzheimer’s disease to better acquaint everyone with it.
One particular type of dementia is referred to as Alzheimer’s disease. It is a disease of the brain and affects behavior, thinking, and memory. Eventually, daily tasks become too much for the individual when the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease become severe enough. Alzheimer’s disease is dementia’s leading cause. (Dementia being a general term used for the loss of cognitive abilities and memory loss serious enough that an individual’s daily life is interfered with.) Approximately 60% to 80% of dementia cases are accounted for by Alzheimer’s disease.
Does Normal Aging Have To Involve Alzheimer’s Disease?
The answer to the question is, “No.” Granted, those 65 and older account for the majority of Alzheimer’s patients. But, “getting old” is not a guarantee that Alzheimer’s disease will be a problem.
Over time, because this is a progressive disease, Alzheimer’s disease worsens. People may have a problem responding to their environment or having a conversation in the late stage. Mild memory loss is typical in the early stages. In the United States, the sixth leading cause of death is Alzheimer’s disease. Depending on various factors, you may live as long as 20 years after a diagnosis, or possibly only 4 to 8 years on average.
There Is No Cure
Though treatment is available for Alzheimer’s patients, there is no cure. To improve quality of life – for both the individual and their caregiver – various treatments may slow the worsening symptoms.
Today, researchers are constantly striving to think of ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, delay its onset, and treat the disease.
The following are symptoms of Alzheimer’s:
- Increased aggression and/or anxiety
- Personality and mood changes
- Misplacing or losing things
- Getting lost and wandering
- Difficulty paying bills and managing money
- Repeating questions
- Normal daily tasks take longer
- Loss of initiative and spontaneity
- Bad decisions resulting from poor judgment
- Memory loss
If Your Loved One Is Showing Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Contact TerraBella Little Avenue
If you’ve noticed the telltale signs of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or some other memory-related condition in your loved one – or if they’ve already been diagnosed – don’t wait another minute to explore your options. Your loved one is going to require higher and higher levels of care, as time goes on. Rest assured, however, they will receive the finest care from a specially trained care team while residing in our community.
We, at TerraBella Little Avenue, would love to introduce you to one of the finest opportunities for memory care available: our exclusive memory care program. It is specially personalized for each and every resident in the program.
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