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Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be a non-treatable form of dementia and accounts for roughly 65% of all irreversible cases. Although it cannot be cured by medicine or surgery, the progression of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed with proper medical treatment and appropriate care.
Generally speaking, symptoms of dementia include impaired reasoning, memory, and changes in personality. Signs of Alzheimer’s disease include:
Everyone experiences memory lapses which generally increase in occurrence with age. It’s not something to worry about unless it makes completing daily tasks difficult.
If you or your loved one believes they are experiencing the early stages Alzheimer’s disease, Bumrungrad International Hospital’s Memory Clinic has a team of expert neurologists that provide screening and diagnosis for suspected dementia patients. This includes:
Alzheimer’s disease does not only affect the person who is suffering from the condition, but also affects the people who are caring for them. This includes friends, family, and employed caregivers who experience emotional stress and personal struggle because of the round-the-clock care required to keep a dementia patient safe and healthy. Rather than confront or get agitated with an Alzheimer’s disease patient, handle situations with the following tips in mind: