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Treatments of Alzheimer’s Disease (

Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and or dementia. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are available that may assist one with both cognitive and or behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and or dementia. Researchers are working towards new possible treatment for both Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (

Alzheimer’s is diagnosed through a complete medical assessment. *There is no single test that shows a person has Alzheimer’s.

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s requires a careful medical evaluation that thoroughly assesses an individual’s medical history, mental status, mood, physical state, neurological state, blood testing and brain imaging.

It is important to remember that having trouble with one’s memory does not necessarily mean that one has Alzheimer’s – there are many contributors that can cause problems with memory and thinking. If one has any concerns about memory loss or other symptoms of Alzheimer’s for themselves and or a loved one – it is important to be evaluated by a physician.


Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease (

Alzheimer’s disease typically progresses slowly in three stages (Mild: Early Stage, Moderate: Middle Stage, Severe: Late Stage) and each diagnosed individual experiences these stages differently.

Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

Common difficulties noted during this stage include:

  • Problems coming up with right words
  • Misplacing and or losing objects
  • Forgetting material that was just noted

Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

Common difficulties noted during this stage include:

  • Changes in sleep patterns, such as sleeping during the day and becoming restless at night
  • Confusion about where they are or what day it is
  • Forgetfulness of events, one’s own personal history, one’s address

Severe Alzheimer’s Disease

Common difficulties noted during this stage include:

  • Experience changes in physical abilities
  • Have increasing difficulty communicating
  • Lose awareness of recent experiences as well as surroundings


10 Early Signs of Alzheimer's (

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgement
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality


Differences between Alzheimer's and Typical Age-Related Changes as Noted by the Alzheimer's Association®

Signs of Alzheimer's/dementia:

  • Poor judgement and decision-making
  • Inability to manage a budget
  • Losing track of the date or the season
  • Difficulty having a conversation
  • Misplacing things ad being unable o retrace steps to find them

Typical age-related changes:

  • Making a bad decision once in a while
  • Missing a monthly payment
  • Forgetting which day it is and remembering it later
  • Sometimes forgetting which word to use
  • Losing things from time to time

Never ignore the signs - early diagnosis is key to obtain the maximum benefit from available treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia.


Alzheimer's Disease Facts

  • Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
  • Alzheimer's is progressive disease, meaning that the dementia symptoms worsen over time.
  • Difficulty remembering newly learned information is the most common early symptom of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Only 1-in-4 people with Alzheimer's disease are diagnosed.
  • Alzheimer's has no current cure, however, treatments for symptoms are available.
  • Worldwide, nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer's disease and or a related dementia.
  • Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia with 60%-80% of all cases.
  • Alzheimer's is sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Support Groups

Here at Alpha Senior Concepts we know how important proper education and support is when it comes to coping with a dementia diagnosis. For that reason we offer support groups to help guide you through life after an Alzheimer's disease or other dementia diagnosis.

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