Understanding what Alzheimer’s (and other forms of Dementia) Mean for You, Your Loved Ones and the Future of Your Family
Whether you are an individual diagnosed with Alzheimer’s (or other form of Dementia), a spouse, a child a friend or a loved one, the word “Alzheimer’s” is a scary one. We have all, at the very least, known someone who has been effected by Alzheimer’s disease. We have all heard the horror stories and have seen the damage that it has caused in other people’s lives. And now, it has hit home, entered your world and is wreaking havoc on your life…and you are devastated and frightened. Of course you are. I bet you’re thinking…What do I really know about it? What causes it? What will happen as the disease progresses? Is there a cure? Is there a way to slow it down? How will it effect my family? These and so many more questions flood our minds as soon as we hear the word. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, and the most common cause of dementia among seniors. There is still a lot that we don’t know and understand about Alzheimer’s, it’s causes and it’s progression, which just makes it that much more frightening when we hear that diagnosis. Perhaps, the greatest fear of all, is the unknown…not truly understanding what it is and what it may mean for you and your family. This information is to help you understand, in simple terms, what we do know, thus far, about Alzheimer’s /Dementia, what to expect, how to deal with it, and where to seek help for you and your loved one, whether you have been diagnosed yourself, or simply love and care for someone who has been diagnosed.