Resources tagged with dementia

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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How to Talk About the Diagnosis

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

Learning of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be like a thunderbolt, even if the symptoms have given you a strong clue that the disease was a possibility. As a caregiver, your next trauma may be the decision of when, how — and whether — to tell the person about their condition, as well as informing…

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Early Diagnosis = Better Outcomes

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

If you or a loved one exhibits any of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic. But it does mean it’s time to see your doctor. Since the cause of these symptoms could be due to any number of conditions, it becomes especially important for your next step to be…

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