Articles related to Alzheimer’s Disease

/ 20 Sep, 2018

What is mixed dementia?

Although people tend to use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease interchangeably, there are many different causes for the brain damage associated with the condition. Repeated small strokes, Parkinson’s disease and metabolic disorders like diabetes or thyroid disease can also cause a decline in the ability to think, remember, communicate and reason, that are typical …

How does a person die from dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales. The brain is responsible for more than thought, memory and understanding. It controls our bodily systems including …

6 Aug, 2018

The seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia is a progressive disease, which means it gradually gets worse over time. Each individual’s experience of dementia is different. However, most people follow a similar pattern of deterioration in thought and function. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease change over time. The damage to the brain steadily increases, which initially affects the ability to think …

Alzheimer’s Treatment

There is no single Alzheimer’s treatment, but regular brain training, social stimulation, keeping to regular routines, and maintaining a healthy diet can all help to slow the decline. Alzheimer’s Treatment Sadly, there is still no known cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, but scientific advances have improved our understanding of the condition. New Alzheimer’s treatments are being developed, and …

Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is believed to account for at least half of all individuals affected, with some studies suggesting that seventy percent of all cases may be caused by Alzheimer’s disease. What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s? The words Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably …

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is characterised by difficulties with memory, thinking, problem solving, communication and behaviour. What is Alzheimer’s disease? September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, helping to raise awareness and challenge the stigma of this devastating disease. We’re all forgetful every now and then, so what is Alzheimer’s …