In 2020, an estimated 5.8 million Americans aged 65+ had Alzheimer’s and is projected to triple to 14 million people by 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.
About one in five Americans are unpaid caregivers and struggle with many of the same challenges.
Caregivers cannot stop Alzheimer’s-related changes in personality and behavior, but they can learn to cope with them. Here are some suggestions for understanding and coping with these changes.
The aging brain is vulnerable to anesthesia and surgery, but there is research that provides guidance to decrease these risks.