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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

While the exact causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not fully known or understood, as of 2015, scientists believe the disease is caused by several contributing factors including genetics, along with environmental and lifestyle factors. It is believed that age may also be a contributing factor.

New Assisted Living, Memory Care Facility to Open Here, Helping to Meet an Ever-Growing Need

When Hilde Bonesteel works with people who have Alzheimer’s and their loved ones—her approach may best be described as radical; radical love, radical joy, and radical hope, both for connection and small moments of beauty and meaning. It’s a philosophy that she will imbibe into every aspect of a new assisted living and memory care community, Pineview Cottage, opening in the area in 2018.

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

More than five million Americans are believed to have Alzheimer’s, two-thirds of them are women. Geri Taylor 72, is one of them. Credit Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times. Alzheimer’s disease can seem frightening, mysterious and daunting. There are still a lot of unknowns about the disease, which afflicts more than five million Americans. Here are answers to some common questions:

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

Just in case you need another reason to cut back on junk food, it now turns out that Alzheimer’s could well be a form of dietinduced diabetes. That’s the bad news. The good news is that laying off soda, doughnuts, processed meats and fries could allow you to keep your mind intact until your body fails you.