It’s not uncommon to hear the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” used synonymously. But the truth is, the two terms are not fully interchangeable. If someone you love is suffering from a form of decreased cognitive function or memory loss, it is important to get a correct diagnosis in order to provide the best long-term care.
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For decades, researchers have been trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and they just got one step closer. While the latest breakthrough is not a cure, it is a revolutionary new treatment.
Since the initial discovery of Alzheimer’s disease, we have come a long way in learning about how it affects the brain. While we still do not fully understand the condition, researchers are hard at work trying to piece the puzzle together. Alzheimer’s disease breakthroughs are not as rare as one may think, and even though the battle against Alzheimer’s disease is still ongoing, it is worth noting the progress we have made over the last century.
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When a family member receives a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can often feel like your world has been turned upside down. There are questions to be answered, plans to be organized, and feelings to process. It can be even more disheartening if this is all new to your family—if you’ve never had to think about dementia, professional care, or senior living until now.
With promising research being done, we are learning more and more about Alzheimer’s disease daily. There are many risk factors for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, including genetic factors, but we can pinpoint specific behaviors or lifestyle choices that can further the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Senior Solutions Management Group knows the severity of this disease, and that’s why we would like to share a few tips on recognizing Alzheimer’s disease risk factors.
What is Alzheimer’s disease? In short, Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that typically develops in those 65 years old and older. This disease can cause those diagnosed to undergo significant memory loss and other adverse side effects; it is a neurodegenerative disease that gradually decreases cognitive function over time.
In a recent study, The Lancet identified dementia as the world's greatest health and social care challenge of the 21st century. In fact, around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and the number is expected to triple by 2050. However, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for dementia care and those at risk for dementia. The Lancet's Commission on Dementia's newest study reveals that there may be new possibilities for dementia prevention and early diagnosis.