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global dementia crisis
We often view Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders as family tragedies. Certainly devastating for everyone involved, but small events nonetheless. But when you begin to add up all those individual cases nationwide, and then again around the world, dementia begins to take on a terrifying new scope. According to researchers, there are currently 50 […]
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Arizona Exercise Seniors
As the American population continues to age, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will increase. The Alzheimer’s Organization estimates that in 2017, 5.5 million Americans were living with the disease. And without any major treatment breakthroughs, by 2050 that number is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million Americans. So if you don’t know anyone suffering […]
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early onset arizona
When you think of the typical dementia or Alzheimer’s patient, who comes to mind? It’s probably an older person, right? That’s understandable, because statistics show nearly 96% of the 5.5 million Americans who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are 65 or older. So who makes up the other 4%? People diagnosed with dementia before age […]
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wilder arizona alzheimer's caregivers
Earlier this month, Gene Wilder’s widow – Karen Wilder – shared with ABC news her experience of acting as her husband ‘s primary caregiver in the wake of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Her story is a frank account of the difficulty spouses face as they provide care for their ailing partner. But at the same time, […]
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Winter Arizona Senior Safety
Now that winter has officially arrived, caregivers should take a few minutes to consider how winter weather impacts their dementia patients. Cold temperatures, ice, snow, and early darkness present special challenges for dementia sufferers and caregivers should do what they can to address them. Fortunately the Alzheimer’s Association offers a few helpful winter safety tips […]
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Lewy Body Dementia
Dementia is a misunderstood word. Many believe it refers to a specific diagnosis, when in fact it’s a general term for loss of memory or other mental abilities that inhibit daily living. There are a number of different, well-defined illnesses that cause these symptoms, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and vascular or post-stroke dementia. But there’s […]
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dementia
A Public Health Emergency According to World Health Organization estimates, there are currently 47 million people worldwide living with dementia. By 2030, the WHO projects the number will grow to 75 million, and triple to nearly 150 million by 2050. Despite popular belief, dementia is not a natural part of aging. Instead, it’s a syndrome […]
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Active Arizona Senior Couple
A new study published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that moderate physical exercise could play a big role in preserving the brain health of adults at high risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. Additionally, the study reinforces the important role exercise plays in overall brain health. And it provides a hopeful new course of […]
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vascular dementia
The word ‘dementia’ is often linked hand-in-hand with Alzheimer’s Disease, but it’s really a descriptive word for a group of symptoms with many causes. By definition, dementia describes the impairment of at least two brain functions such as memory, judgement, or reasoning skills. According to the WHO, 47.5 million people have dementia worldwide, with another 7.7 people […]
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Alzheimer's
If you know someone battling Alzheimer’s Disease, at some point you probably noticed they were having difficulty finding their way around. Maybe they got lost driving around their hometown. Maybe they started using GPS for everyday trips. Or maybe they became easily confused when going somewhere new. As it turns out, this is a pretty common story […]
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