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Early Indicators of Alzheimer’s That Everyone Should Know

Early Indicators of Alzheimer’s That Everyone Should Know

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that leads to memory loss and, in later stages, may even result in personality changes. While there is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, catching the disease early allows for easier adjustment and palliative treatment to slow progression. The following are just a few symptoms to keep in mind: Family History As A Risk Indicator It is known that individuals who have a family member who has developed Alzheimer’s are at an increased risk of…

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5 Ways To Cope When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

5 Ways To Cope When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be a blow not only for the patient but also for that patient’s family. Fortunately, several things will help your loved one and your whole family prepare for the future. Figure Out What to Expect Most people know the general facts when it comes to Alzheimer’s. If your loved one is affected, you will want to do a bit of research. Your doctor will likely have a variety of resources available to help you and…

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4 Ways To Slow Dementia And Alzheimer’s

4 Ways To Slow Dementia And Alzheimer’s

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease- which is actually a more severe form of dementia, can be hard on both the affected individual and their loved ones. Because these disorders affect an individual’s ability to properly function, it is important that a caretaker is designated that is able to help the individual with tasks as well as ensure that doctor’s orders are followed- including the proper use of prescribed medication. While Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia do…

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8 Alzheimer’s Facts To Keep In Mind If Your Loved One Is Diagnosed

8 Alzheimer’s Facts To Keep In Mind If Your Loved One Is Diagnosed

Alzheimer’s is a difficult disease both for the affected individual and for their families. If you have a loved one who has been newly diagnosed, here are a few things to keep in mind: It’s Not A Rare Condition: Studies show that, in the US, one in ten people over 65 have the disease. It’s Not Limited To The Elderly: While most of the individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s are over 65 years old, there is a form of the…

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8 Things Everyone Should Know About Alzheimer’s

8 Things Everyone Should Know About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that causes individuals to lose mental, and later, cognitive functions. While television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy have made the disease better known to the public, there is still a lot about Alzheimer’s that most people do not know. Whether you have a loved one who is suffering from the disease or simply want to understand the major condition, here is what you need to know about Alzheimer’s: It Is The Most Common Form Of…

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How Home Care Can Assist With Alzheimer’s

How Home Care Can Assist With Alzheimer’s

As your loved ones get older, they can be vulnerable to many different diseases and conditions. One of the worst to experience is Alzheimer’s. Watching your loved one lose his or her memory over time can be devastating for all involved, which is why you want to make sure that you are providing the best care for them. Sutton In-Home Care is an excellent choice for those suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Let’s go over the various benefits…

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?

What Causes Alzheimer’s?

When it comes to diseases that affect the elderly, Alzheimer’s is one of the most challenging to deal with, especially when you don’t have professional help. At Sutton In-Home Care, we want you to understand as much about this disease as possible so that you can be better prepared to handle the results. What is Alzheimer’s? At its core, this disease is marked by brain cell failure. As the condition worsens, brain cells continue to fail, with symptoms that range…

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When An Alzheimer’s Patient Gets Sick- 3 Things You Need To Know

When An Alzheimer’s Patient Gets Sick- 3 Things You Need To Know

Illness is never pleasant. For Alzheimer’s care patients, however, an illness can be even more problematic. If you are the care giver for an individual who suffers from Alzheimer’s, here are the risks and facts that you should keep in mind: You Become the Historian: Doctors rely on the patient interview, or case history, for facts about their patient as well as to help with a potential diagnosis. Doctors often need an accurate list of symptoms, past or present allergies,…

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The Health Dangers Of Living With Alzheimer’s

The Health Dangers Of Living With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease for both individuals and their loved ones. Individuals with Alzheimer’s require care and support, and must consider any additional pre-existing and age-related conditions.  Here are just some of the health dangers to be aware of if you have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease: Sedentary Lifestyle: Many Alzheimer’s patients are not comfortable leaving their home, or may not be able to leave unsupervised for safety reasons. This often leads to a sedentary lifestyle…

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Myths And Facts About Dementia

Myths And Facts About Dementia

Dementia, which is a decline in a person’s ability to think and remember, can be devastating to the person suffering from it and to his or her family.  Living with dementia, or taking care of a relative who does, can be a socially isolating experience.  Although dementia is very common, especially in the elderly, lots of misconceptions still surround it, especially in popular imagination. Myth: The Terms Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are Interchangeable Fact: Alzheimer’s disease is just one of…

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