Senior Aging & Health, Dementia, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease How to Tell the Difference Between Normal Aging and Dementia
As we age, we can experience physical challenges like aching joints or decreased mobility. In addition to these physical challenges, we also increase the chances of cognitive decline as we get older. However, it is important to note that not all cognitive loss is a normal part of aging. In fact, though Alzheimer’s disease and dementia diagnoses do increase with age, these types of progressive conditions are not a normal part of aging at all.
Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease How to Cope with a Relative's Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Your loved one has received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and you aren’t quite sure what the next step is. You are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to nearly triple to 14 million by the year 2050. However, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis affects more than just the person with the condition; it also affects the family members who step into new caregiving roles.