November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

medilodgeMediLodge of Plymouth provides specialized, compassionate care for guests diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The difference between the two? Essentially, they’re the same thing. Dementia is the more-generalized term for senility or memory impairment; Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent and serious form of dementia. The actual cause of the disease is still unknown but here are the most common symptoms of the Alzheimer’s:

Impaired memory and thinking:

The person feels difficulty in remembering very common things like his personal information, such as his place of birth or his occupation.

Difficulty in performing familiar tasks:

The person with Alzheimer’s disease feels to have difficulty in performing his daily tasks i.e. eating, dressing, showering, etc. A person who prepares a meal may forget to serve it or even can’t remember whether he has prepared it.

Problems with communication:medilodge

The person gradually feels difficulty in recalling words or understanding the meanings of common words.

Disorientation and confusion:

Patients may get lost in his own familiar place. Recognizing familiar places and situations becomes impossible for them. They even can’t understand simple commands or follow directions.

Poor and decreased judgment:

The person feels difficulty in taking decisions. As the people affected are always in their own state of mind so they may also leave the house on a cold day without any winter garment or they may even go to the market wearing pajamas.

Misplacing and messing up with things:

The person affected with A.D. usually forgets where he has kept his daily used things, such as glasses, keys, etc. The person may also mess up with things, such as breaking glasses, damaging house hold goods, etc.

Changes in behavior and personality:

Patients have the tendency to swing their moods rapidly. The patients may even feel dramatic changes in their personality and can become fearful, angry, quiet, etc.

Become passive and lose interest:

People generally tend to become passive and show no interest in their usual activities. Extra encouragement is required to make them become active.

Alzheimer’s disease is complex, and it is unlikely that any one intervention will be found to delay, prevent, or cure it. That’s why current approaches in treatment and research focus on several different aspects, including helping people maintain mental function, managing behavioral symptoms, and slowing or delaying the symptoms of disease.

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