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What is alzheimers?

What is Alzheimer’s disease? What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s? What are my loved one’s best options for Alzheimer’s senior home care?

If you have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you likely have many questions about your loved one’s condition. This FAQ gives you answers from the Alzheimer’s care professionals at Visiting Angels®.

On this page, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s, including topics like “What is Alzheimer’s?”, “How does Alzheimer’s disease progress?”, and “What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?”.

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can leave you lonely, frustrated, and looking for answers to questions such as:

  • “What is Alzheimer’s?”
  • “What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?”
  • “What are my loved one’s best options for Alzheimer’s care?”

The professionals at Visiting Angels are here to help you answer any questions that you may have about Alzheimer’s. Read below to learn answers on topics such as the symptoms of Alzheimer’s care and your options for senior home care.     

“What is Alzheimer’s?”

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerate, progressive disease that often causes cognitive decline, behavioral changes, and memory loss. The symptoms usually get worse over time. Alzheimer’s disease is considered a terminal condition, with an average life expectancy of 4 to 8 years after diagnosis. Although, many live for 15 to 20 years after their initial diagnosis.

“What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?”

Common Alzheimer’s symptoms include:

  • Short and long-term memory loss
  • Trouble solving simple problems
  • Uncommon struggles with day-to-day activities
  • Forgetting words or mixing up words
  • Acts more irritably, irrationally, or depressed than usual

“Does Alzheimer’s Disease have a cure?”

Currently, there isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s. There are treatments and medications available that are meant to prevent the disease and slow down the worsening of the symptoms.

“What are my loved one’s options for Alzheimer’s senior home care?”

For professional senior care, one option that you have are nursing care facilities. But, those options are often traumatizing for those dealing with Alzheimer’s and are often considered a last resort. As the disease worsens, many individuals hire senior home care professionals to help their loved ones, like the services that are offered through Visiting Angels. This home care caters to your loved one’s specific needs and allows them to stay in a familiar environment.

Learn more about Visiting Angels’ home care today or contact your local Visiting Angels services to request a free consultation.

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