Alzheimer’s Care is important because Alzheimer’s is a disease that is debilitating to the person living with it. The condition makes it hard for sufferers to carry out even the most basic of daily tasks, especially when the disease is advanced.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is a general term which covers memory loss and problems with thinking, along with other cognitive processes.
The disease is most common in the elderly, accounting for around 60 – 70% of dementia cases. However, it can also affect younger people, when this happens it is called early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Here, we take a look at some of the signs and stages of Alzheimer’s, the causes, life expectancy, and why Alzheimer’s care requires special attention.