Misconceptions abound among family members, the media and even some healthcareproviders about the differences between Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the process of aging. As people grow older, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is seen much more, and though Alzheimer’s is common in later years, it is not to be mistaken as a normal part of getting older.
To help caregivers and family members familiarize themselves with the 10 Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s (adapted from alz.org), we created this helpful infographic to provide an easy visual reminder.
Alzheimer’s disease can begin slowly and many individuals may demonstrate one or multiple symptoms at varying degrees. Check out these 10 signs and learn how to best respond to memory-related changes in your aging loved one.
To learn more about our UMH communities and the memory support services provided for residents and their families, visit: http://www.umh.org/memory-care.
About Marissa Salvesen
My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!
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