National Alzheimer’s Disease Month

November is a time of celebration and expressing our gratitude for the things that we have and the people that we share them with. But there are those who aren’t able to express themselves in such a manner, as well as not being able to enjoy the holidays as they once did. We are referring to those who are struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease, and we are speaking to those who care about them or have been tasked with caring for them.

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Dementia is More Than Just Memory Loss

Dementia is a terrible phenomenon and one that doesn’t always receive accurate representation in media. Many people associate dementia with memory loss, which is an aspect of the condition, but there is much more to it.

The difficulties associated with dementia are numerous, but some of the more recognizable challenges are listed below:

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Do You Know These Alzheimer’s Facts?

Alzheimer’s is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease, initially impeding the ability to organize and plan, and eventually taking away an individual’s ability to care for themselves. The disease has no cure, and available treatments cannot appreciably slow its progress. If you are faced with caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s, you need all the information you can get. Knowledge, as they say, is power, and knowledge will give you the power to make good decisions.

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What’s the Difference Between Forgetfulness, Memory Loss, and Dementia?

Some minor memory loss may be a normal part of growing older, and people may joke about “senior moments” in conversation. However, there is a point where a normal aging process becomes something more serious as we forget things and memories are lost. Let’s discuss the differences between normal forgetfulness, memory loss, and dementia .

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