Alzheimer's Disease Resources and Information
Currently believed to affect more than 5 million individuals in the United States alone, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death domestically. The most common form of dementia encountered in the world today, it is a progressive disorder that interrupts normal thinking, memory and behavior patterns. Alzheimer’s symptoms begin gradually and worsen over time, the severity of symptoms varying among those affected by the disease.
Despite a great deal of medical study in recent decades, the cause of Alzheimer’s is not currently well understood. There is no cure for the condition, only treatments to help alleviate certain symptoms. There is, however, a growing field of information of effective Alzheimer’s prevention and management options designed to help delay the onset of cognitive symptoms.
Alzheimer’s has dire effects on those who are diagnosed, but it also impacts those who have to deal with the consequences. Because of the degenerative nature of the disease, individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s become increasingly reliant upon others for assistance. These caregivers, often husbands, wives and children, commonly face substantial stress physically, psychologically and financially. In a larger societal sense, treatment and care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease is very expensive and poses a dilemma to future generations as the population grows and ages.
Silverado’s goal is to be at the forefront of memory care, and a substantial step in achieving this means serving as a resource for the latest information to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. We hope you will find these pages useful for education and support in your journey with this condition.
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Understanding what Alzheimer's does to the brain
Reducing your risks of contracting Alzheimer's
Recognizing the effects of Alzheimer's
How is Alzheimer's diagnosed?
Medications and everyday care for individuals with Alzheimer's
What to expect as Alzheimer's progresses
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A form of dementia connected with repetetive head traumas and concussions. Learn more here.
Frontotemporal dementia is often responsible for early-onset dementia cases. Learn more here.
Symptoms such as muscle rigidity, tremors and changes in speech and gait are common. Learn more here.
Causes a decline in cognitive skills due to brain cell damage due to circulatory problems. Learn more here.
A common form of dementia combining Alzheimer's-like cognitive symptoms and Parkinson's-like motor issues.