According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million people today. The onset of neurocognitive decline in older adults is usually a gradual process. While family members can often manage caring for their loved ones during the early stages, this can become challenging (and in some cases, unsustainable) as the condition progresses […]
Interacting with a loved one who has symptoms of dementia can often feel like a daunting task. However, there are several strategies caregivers can employ to not only improve communication but also facilitate more fulfilling conversations with an aging adult. It’s important to first consider the various ways dementia can affect the mind. If your […]
People often wonder if Alzheimer’s disease is the same as dementia. The terms are frequently used interchangeably, and people assume that they have the same meaning. Dementia is a broad term that describes a wide range of disorders involving cognitive impairment due to brain damage. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and […]
Earlier this week, the FDA approved aducanumab – a new drug developed to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in patients who show early signs of the condition. Aducanumab, which will be sold under the brand name “Aduhelm” is the first therapy for Alzheimer’s disease to have gone through the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway. However, since […]
There are seven stages of dementia. This blog examines each stage of cognitive impairment, common dementia symptoms and associated changes in personality, mood and behavior. Be aware that the earlier the detection, the more dementia treatments and therapies will be available.
As we age, some memory loss and changes are normal. Find out what symptoms to look for if you suspect that you or a loved may have a memory disorder. There are treatments and activities for people with dementia to improve, slow, or stabilize symptoms.