Alzheimer’s | Dementia Care
What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Dementia is the general term used to describe the decline of a person’s mental capacity to the point that it interferes with daily life. The most common form of dementia is the Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging however, it now affects close to six millions Americans. This debilitating disease can cripple an individual’s ability to communicate, think, or even take care of themselves.
10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood or personality