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What is Alzheimer's ?

Alzheimer & Dementia Care, serving Lehigh Valley & Berks County, PA.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia affecting around 5.2 million people in the US. A German neurologist, Dr Alois Alzheimer, first described Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's disease is a physical disease of the brain. During the course of the disease plaques and tangles develop in the brain leading to the death of brain cells.

When is it recommended I place my family member in a home?
It is never too early to find a home for your family member with Dementia or Alzheimer's. Planning should start as early as the diagnosis and discussion with your health care professional is imperative to start to understand the diseases progression and slow its progress. Many studies have shown that early intervention detection and care can slow deterioration and prolong your loved ones cognitive years. It is to often that family member wait to long to find their family member a home, only ending in the increased potential of putting their loved ones at risk and compromising their safety. You are not alone If you or someone you love is finding it increasingly difficult to care for a loved one at home. We are here to help. More Information

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL LINKS BELOW:

1.) - 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s
2.) - 8 Alzheimer’s Myth’s according to alz.org
3.) - 7 stages of alzheimer’s
4.) - Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Statistics

What is Dementia? - Types of Dementia ...

Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term loss of the ability to think and reason clearly that is severe enough to affect a person's daily functioning

Dementia Progression:
All types of Dementia unfortunately progress. Overtime the structure and chemistry of the brain become increasingly damaged over time. The person’s ability to remember understand and communicate slowly declines. How quickly dementia progresses, depends on each individual and each person experiences this disease in a different way. More Information


Types of Dementia - Click the links below to read more:
Vascular Dementia - Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) - Mixed Dementia - Parkinson’s Disease - Frontotemporal Dementia - Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus - Huntington’s Disease - Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from the Alzheimer's Association - LINK BELOW:

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