Identifying Symptoms of Alzheimers Disease www.careanswers.com
• Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s and in 2006, there were 26.6 millions sufferers worldwide. • The disease is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people by 2050.www.careanswers.com
That’s why CareAnswers is taking a closer look to not only identify keysymptom and the stages of Alzheimer’s but also to identify what familycaregivers and loved ones can do for someone who is living with thisdisease.www.careanswers.com
So what is Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)?Imagine losing your memory so severely you forget your name and thenames of those you love.www.careanswers.com
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, which is serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unaffected person, beyond what may be expected from normal aging.www.careanswers.com
• There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, which worsens as it progresses and eventually leads to death. • Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over the age of 65, but early-onset Alzheimer’s can occur much earlier.www.careanswers.com
• Early symptoms of the disease are often mistaken as a result of “getting old” or stress. • However, the most common symptom in the early stages is remembering recent events.www.careanswers.com
• As the disease advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, language troubles and long-term memory loss. • Because AD is incurable and worsens with time, those affected must rely on caregivers for assistance.www.careanswers.com
That role is usually taken by the spouse or close relative and, because AD is known for placing social,psychological, physical and economic stress on the caregiver, those close to the patient can also feel the impacts of the disease as well.www.careanswers.com
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