At Avamere at Englewood Heights, we know moving yourself or a loved one to memory care can be an emotional process. It can also be hard to determine when the time is right for specialized care.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease — those with the late-onset type — symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s occurs between a person’s 30s and mid-60s and is very rare. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases in the United States.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that involve a loss of cognitive functioning.
There are usually seven stages of Alzheimer’s progression. Download our helpful resource below to help you determine if you or a loved one might have Alzheimer’s or dementia and if you or they need specialized care.
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What is Alzheimer’s?