Articles related to Alzheimer’s Disease

How do you keep someone with dementia feeling included?

When someone in the family is diagnosed with dementia, it affects everyone. It’s a difficult and demanding time and it’s easy to fall in the trap of focusing on health, safety and care needs and forgetting about your loved one’s role as a member of the family. Because of their mental decline and problems with …

What is mixed dementia?

Although people tend to use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease interchangeably, there are many different causes for the brain damage associated with the condition. Repeated small strokes, Parkinson’s disease and metabolic disorders like diabetes or thyroid disease can also cause a decline in the ability to think, remember, communicate and reason, that are typical …

How does a person die from dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales. The brain is responsible for more than thought, memory and understanding. It controls our bodily systems including …

The seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia is a progressive disease, which means it gradually gets worse over time. Each individual’s experience of dementia is different. However, most people follow a similar pattern of deterioration in thought and function. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease change over time. The damage to the brain steadily increases, which initially affects the ability to think …

The effects of Alzheimer’s on the body

Most of us are aware of Alzheimer’s disease’s impact on the brain. But the brain cell damage characteristic of Alzheimer’s can also affect the rest of the body. Here are some of the physical symptoms often seen as Alzheimer’s progresses. Confusion, forgetfulness and problems communicating – the effects of Alzheimer’s on the brain are well …

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