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Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.
One of the most valuable principles to be learned when it comes to providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is that accommodation is key. Your loved one will go through certain changes, all of which are irreversible, and so your role as a caregiver involves being prepared for these changes and coming up with sufficient and often creative ways to maintain a level of normalcy and comfort in spite of them.
Alzheimer's disease ravages the brain, robbing its victims not only of their memories but often their ability to do things as basic as swallowing.
Alzheimer's - What Behavioral Changes to Expect?
Alzheimer’s is one of the most famous diseases that are characterized by memory decline. Memory pervades so much of our daily life, and to have this component of our mind slowly taken away creates jarring consequences. The first step in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease involves becoming familiar with what changes to expect. We wrote about physical changes in a previous article, and I’m devoting this post to behavioral modifications. Again, we're breaking Alzheimer’s into discrete stages, but please be advised that the disease sees no boundaries and progresses gradually, so some observations may seem out of place in relation to your particular experience with the disease.