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When Should a Person With Alzheimer’s disease Stop Driving?

People with very mild Alzheimer’s may be able to drive safely in certain conditions. But as memory and decision-making skills worsen, a driver with dementia may not be able to react quickly enough, so they may need to stop driving. Signs that a person with Alzheimer’s should stop driving include: Comments from friends and neighborsContinue reading “When Should a Person With Alzheimer’s disease Stop Driving?”

Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer

A medida que pasa el tiempo, una persona con Alzheimer puede tener otros problemas médicos, al igual que todas las personas. Estos problemas pueden causar más confusión y cambios en su conducta. Es posible que la persona no tenga la capacidad de decirle qué es lo que le pasa. Esté atento a signos de otras enfermedades yContinue reading “Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer”

Five Common Medical Problems Among People with Alzheimer’s

Aside from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a person with the disease may experience other medical problems over time. These problems can cause more confusion and behavior changes. If you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to watch for signs of illness and tell the doctor about what you see. A fewContinue reading “Five Common Medical Problems Among People with Alzheimer’s”

Alzheimer’s Disease in People With Down Syndrome

Many but not all people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which carries a gene that produces a specific protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP). Too much APP protein leads to a buildup of protein clumps called beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease in People With Down Syndrome”

Checklist: Next Steps After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult. However, having accurate information and support can help you know what to expect and what to do next as the disease progresses. Explore steps you can take after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis with this checklist. https://mcusercontent.com/3dca973015582e3c417f6296c/images/f2695c71-9dac-2024-433b-57f7f5ec681b.jpg #AlzheimersAndBrainAwarenessMonth

What are the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It can also cause changes in a person’s behavior and personality. Symptoms vary from person to person and may include: Having more trouble coming up with words compared to other people who are the same age Vision and spatial issues, such asContinue reading “What are the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?”

Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer

A medida que pasa el tiempo, una persona con Alzheimer puede tener otros problemas médicos, al igual que todas las personas. Estos problemas pueden causar más confusión y cambios en su conducta. Es posible que la persona no tenga la capacidad de decirle qué es lo que le pasa. Esté atento a signos de otras enfermedades yContinue reading “Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer”

Five Common Medical Problems Among People with Alzheimer’s

Aside from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a person with the disease may experience other medical problems over time. These problems can cause more confusion and behavior changes. If you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to watch for signs of illness and tell the doctor about what you see. A fewContinue reading “Five Common Medical Problems Among People with Alzheimer’s”

8 Frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. It is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. To learn more, explore answers to frequently asked questions below. What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Alzheimer’s disease isContinue reading “8 Frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease”