Typical age-related memory loss and other changes compared to Alzheimer’s


 
From the Alzheimer’s Association website www.alz.org
In addition to funding research, the Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent source of information and support. Their website contains a wealth of information such as the following comparison chart between signs of Alzheimer’s and signs of typical age-related changes, 10 signs of Alzheimers and other useful diagnostic and support related resources. If you believe you have a loved one that is struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia, please visit their website at www.alz.org to get more information or sign up for their weekly newsletter.
   
What’s the Difference?
Signs of Alzheimer’s Typical age-related changes
Poor judgment and decision making Making a bad decision once in a while
Inability to manage a budget Missing a monthly payment
Losing track of the date or the season Forgetting which day it is and remembering later
Difficulty having a conversation Sometimes forgetting which word to use
Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them Losing things from time to time

Table excerpted from Alz.org Brochure. Click here to see complete brochure.

We are active participants in raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, we are approved and accept Alzheimer’s vouchers for non-medical in-home care for eligible Alzheimer’s patients.

Our caregivers are trained to provide care for patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. In addition, we work with facilities in the area who offer Memory Care and we can assist you in placement if in-home care is not the best option. If you know someone who needs in-home care or placement assistance in a Memory Care community, please contact Charlene Richardson at [email protected] or call us at (803) 403-1895.

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