TBI (traumatic brain injury) appears to result in a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Athletes, military personnel, and the elderly, among others, are susceptible to TBI and, therefore, may be at higher risk of Alzheimer’s.
Many people with early-stage dementia continue to manage their everyday activities. But it’s important to look ahead to a time when performing daily tasks will be harder. The sooner you adopt new strategies to help you cope with changes, the more time you will have to adjust to them. Here are some tips.
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.
Many people in the Lehigh Valley worry about becoming forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease.