How Alzheimer’s Evolves From Early to Late Stages

How Alzheimer’s Evolves From Early to Late Stages

Last Updated: July 4, 2018 Alzheimer’s evolves through several different stages, though its effects vary from individual to individual. Learn the common signs and symptoms of the disease that occur throughout its progression. The Evolution of Alzheimer’s Every 65 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease and over 5.7 million Americans have the disease in the United States, according to […]

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10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

Last Updated: June 25, 2018 Although memory loss often occurs with age, Alzheimer’s disease goes beyond forgetting to pay a bill or losing things every now and then. As the Alzheimer’s Association describes, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It impairs intellectual abilities and memory enough to interfere with daily life and it accounts for […]

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Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Those who have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease probably know full well that communication can be a challenge. The disease lowers the normal brain function involved in comprehending and listening and interferes with a person’s ability to clearly express their ideas and thoughts. As people with Alzheimer’s progress into the late stage of […]

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What Is Cognitive Vitality?

What Is Cognitive Vitality?

There are endless claims that lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) and supplements can help slow down the symptoms or perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Which (if any) of these claims are true? Is there any ironclad way for consumers to know who to trust these days? One useful tool for those who are searching […]

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Introduction to Cognitive Impairment

Introduction to Cognitive Impairment

Cognition refers to a brain activity such as awareness, perception, reasoning or thinking. Cognitive impairment ranges from mild to severe, but before delving into cognitive impairment, it’s important to understand its impact on Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer’s involves various, distinct, phases or “stages” (including Stage 0, 1, 2 and 3). The disease […]

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Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Finding a gift for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is not always easy. Fortunately, there are Alzheimer’s gift guides and products that can help make your search stress-free this holiday season. Learn more from these gift ideas for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Searching for the perfect gift […]

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What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects specific parts of the brain that control language, memory and thought. Incurable and irreversible, Alzheimer’s progresses through several stages, from mild to severe, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease starts with minor cognitive problems. Confusion, forgetfulness and mood swings are […]

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25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

We are taught important life lessons every day, but the most memorable seem to come from those we love the most. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease teaches us many great unexpected lessons — both as caregivers and family members — that leave a lasting impression on our lives. We asked caregivers on our […]

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