Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Doctors and scientists know a lot about Alzheimer's, but we still do not know what causes the disease or how to stop it.

We do know that Alzheimer's disease damages the parts of the brain that control memory, thought, and language. Each person who has Alzheimer's will have their own, unique, version of the disease. The individual version is determined by how the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease spreads throughout the brain.

The chance of getting Alzheimer's disease increases as a person gets older. Changes in the brain begin years – or even decades – before the first symptoms appear.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease. It usually starts with mild memory loss. Alzheimer's disease can lead to trouble with conversations. People with Alzheimer's disease can find it hard to cope with the things that are happening around them. Over time, people with Alzheimer's disease find it harder and harder to carry out daily activities.

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Research shows that mental activity, physical exercise, and foods a person eats may help delay the development of Alzheimer's disease.

If you are worried about Alzheimer's disease, the Memory Care Center can help you find out if you have a memory problem. It is important to see a doctor as early as you can. Not all memory lapses are Alzheimer's disease.

If it turns out that you are at high risk for Alzheimer's disease or if it looks like you have it, the Memory Care Center can help you understand the disease and the treatments for it. There is no cure, but there are medications. Also, it is very important to understand the disease so that you can live your best life with it and plan for the future.

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    1260 Silas Deane Highway
    Suite 101
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
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