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What is Dementia?
Dementia is a general term for a decline
in mental ability severe enough to
interfere with daily life, such as impaired
memory and memory loss. Alzheimer's is
the most common type of dementia.
Know the 10 signs
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be
a symptom of Alzheimer's or another
dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease
that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them please see a doctor.
There are lifestyle habits that can help keep your body and brain healthy and potentially reduce your risk of cognitive decline.
Stages of Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages- mild (early stage), moderate (middle stage), and severe (late stage). Since Alzheimer's affects people in different ways, each person will experience symptoms - or progress through Alzheimer's stages - differently.
Knowing what to expect will help you and your family prepare for the future.
Dementia and Driving
A person with dementia will eventually become unable to drive. Dealing with the issue early on can help ease the transition.
Communicating With Someone With Dementia
Communication with a person with Alzheimer's requires patience, understanding and good listening skills.
Behaviors of Someone With Dementia
As Alzheimer's and other dementia progress, behaviors change.
Things to Do With Someone Who Has Dementia
Resources for Caregivers
This resource offers a selection of articles, books and other materials that may help caregivers cope with their own stress, anxiety, and emotions.
Advanced Care planning
Advanced Care Planning is a process which helps you think about, talk about, and write down your choices for future health care decisions. This is important to do in the early stages of dementia.