Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Matter of Trust

February 18, 2007 at 10:46 pm by Casey McNulty

For many older people (and, in a few cases, younger people), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are inescapable part of life. Characterized by the inability to create new memories and recall old ones, disorientation and confusion, dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction.

There are 4.5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. (For a guide to symptoms and warning signs of dementia, click here.) There is little difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Alzheimer’s disease is a specific disease, while dementia is a broader dysfunction.

Both have the similar symptoms and require the same care. People who suffer from dementia often require full-time care because they are not able to function correctly and efficiently doing normal daily activities.

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