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Being a caregiver for someone with dementia or another type of memory disorder often takes a team of people. Here are several pieces of information that can help.
Did you know there's a difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a group of symptoms associated with memory loss. Click here to learn more about the difference. While dementia is a word that describes symptoms, there are actually over 400 types with the most common being Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and Lewy body disease. Read more about the various types by clicking here.
Prestige Senior Living works with a team of dementia care experts, including internationally-recognized author and consultant, David Troxel, MPH. Here you can read an interview with him that discusses recommended tools to engage your loved one daily.
Even if your loved one has been diagnosed with a memory disorder, you can still help them practice healthy living. Learn more here.
The number of Americans who are being diagnosed is growing, and growing fast. There are several signs that may indicate you or your loved one might be experiencing the early stages of a potential memory disorder. Click to learn more about typical age-related changes with cognition, and three early warning signs of something more serious.
Because Alzheimer's disease currently has no cure, researchers are continually looking for ways to improve quality of life for those affected. More and more research is emerging about the connection between music and memory. Click to read more about the effect a song has on the brain, and why music therapy is important.