Resources in the Understanding Alzheimer’s category

An Alzheimer’s Overview

Understanding Alzheimer's | 04.27.15

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia, a family of conditions that cause memory and behavior problems which interfere with the activities of daily life. The symptoms tend to begin gradually and then get progressively worse with the passage of time.  Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, accounting for up…

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Lewy Body Dementia

Understanding Alzheimer's >> Types of Dementia | 04.23.15

What is Lewy Body Dementia? Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder characterized by protein inclusions (known as Lewy bodies) that interfere with brain cell activity. The symptoms are similar to those of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s-related dementia. For those with DLB, Parkinson’s disease symptoms usually occur at the same time as dementia…

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Alzheimer's >> An Alzheimer's Overview | 04.23.15

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder where the death of brain cells destroys memory and cognitive skills. Primarily a disease of seniors, Alzheimer’s symptoms generally first appear after the age 60. The symptoms start mild and get progressively worse over time. Eventually,…

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The Stages of Alzheimer’s

Understanding Alzheimer's >> An Alzheimer's Overview | 04.23.15

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and there are definite stages that have been identified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Knowing what to expect during each of these stages can help you plan the appropriate response as a caregiver. Keep in mind, however, that the duration of each stage is unknown and unpredictable. Much depends on the…

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The Alzheimer’s Epidemic

Understanding Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

Today, more than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease, which is now the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. In addition, according to the World Health Organization, over 35 million people globally suffer from either Alzheimer’s or dementia. Those numbers are expected to triple by 2050, straining the health care system and impacting the…

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