Many older adults in the Lehigh Valley worry about their memory and other thinking abilities. It’s normal to forget things once in a while as we age, but serious memory problems make it hard to do everyday things.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and one of the deadliest diseases in the country. In fact, someone in the United States develops the disease every 65 seconds, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
In 2020, an estimated 5.8 million Americans aged 65+ had Alzheimer’s and is projected to triple to 14 million people by 2060.
Hispanic and Black Americans in the United States will see the largest increases in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias between 2015 and 2060.
Seniors (aged 55+) have been more isolated than younger demographics during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Here are tips for caregivers.
Communication can be hard for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias because they have trouble remembering things. You may feel frustrated or impatient, but it is important to understand that the disease is causing the change in communication skills.