Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
EEA & Escambia esp team: EEA & ESPS WALKING FOR ALZHEIMERS
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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.
- Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, among people aged 65 and older.
- Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging
- plus more by clicking Definitions of Alzheimer's above
Early (Mild) Stage of Alzheimers Disease
In this stage, people may:
- Forget words or misplace objects
- Forget something they just read
- Ask the same question over and over
- Have increasing trouble making plans or organizing
- Not remember names when meeting new people
Middle (Moderate) Stage of Alzheimer's Disease
In this stage, people may have:
- Continuously repeating stories, favorite wants
(e.g., foods, places, songs, etc.), or motions
- Decreased ability to perform complex tasks
(e.g., planning dinner) or handle personal finances
(e.g., paying bills)
- Lack of concern for hygiene and appearance
- Requiring assistance in choosing proper clothing
to wear for day, season, or occasion
Late (Severe) Stage of Alzheimer's Disease
In this stage, there is almost total memory loss. The individual may:
- Recognize faces but forget names
- Mistake a person for someone else
- Delusions—such as thinking he/she needs to go to work — may set in,
even though he/she no longer has a job
- There is a strong need for holding something close for tactile stimulation, nurturing, companionship and comfort
- Basic abilities such as eating, walking, and sitting up fade during this period; the individual may no longer recognize when he is thirsty or hungry and will need help with all basic activities of daily living.
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