Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Suspecting you or a loved one may be exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s can be a stressful and emotional experience. Of course, just because you forget things, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Even when your worst fears are realized, the earlier you’re diagnosed and seek help, the better your chances of delaying the onset of more debilitating symptoms, prolonging your independence, and maximizing your quality of life.
Experiencing symptoms of dementia doesn’t have to mean the end of your normal life. But the more you understand about the causes and types of dementia, the more you can do to improve the outcome.
While certain brain changes are inevitable when it comes to aging, major memory problems are not. Here's how to tell the difference between normal age-related forgetfulness and cognitive problems.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia impacts every aspect of your daily life. These guidelines can help you succeed on the caregiving journey.
When a dementia patient you're caring for experiences behavior problems such as wandering, aggressiveness, or hallucinations, it can be distressing. Making these simple changes can help.