Facts & Figures for Alzheimer’s Disease in 2017

Families might feel concerned about their senior loved one who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or experiencing the early symptoms of it. There are a few facts and figures you should learn to better care for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s, a neurodegenerative disease, is the most common cause of dementia among seniors. Statistics show more than 5 million seniors in the US have Alzheimer’s or mild form of dementia. Over the age of 65, every one in ten people have Alzheimer’s or are on the verge of it. Memory loss and forgetfulness are the early signs of Alzheimer’s in older adults. To enhance the quality of life of your senior loved one, active management is important where you take care of his or her basic daily needs and regular diet. Treatment options should be readily available for seniors with Alzheimer’s in case of an emergency or when they reach the later stages of the disease. It is better for seniors to lead a purposeful life in the golden years by engaging in physical activities. Staying busy in everyday activities like gardening, painting, reading, or cooking may help older adults with Alzheimer’s ward off the early symptoms of this disease. Providing emotional support becomes more important, the reason support groups and healthcare providers can be a great benefit to seniors who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimers Disease in 2017
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