Understanding Alzheimer’s: Statistics and Professional Care

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Published on July 18, 2014

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A Look at Alzheimer’s: A Look at Alzheimer’s Why the Focus on Alzheimer’s?: Why the Focus on Alzheimer’s? Over 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Nearly half a million people in the U.S. die from Alzheimer’s each year, making it the 6 th leading cause of death What is Alzheimer’s?: What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is caused by damage to neurons in the brain associated with memory and other cognitive skills. Alzheimer’s patients can be affected in critical ways, including: Declined memory Altered behavior Loss of ability to think clearly Impaired control over bodily functions Emotional volatility Bed bound Need for around-the-clock care Women and Alzheimer’s: Women and Alzheimer’s 2 out 3 Alzheimer’s patients are women, approximately 3.2 million out of 5 million individuals Women 60+ years of age are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer Alzheimer’s in the United States: Alzheimer’s in the United States 1 out of 5 dollars of Medicare funding is spent on cases associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementias Average per-person Medicare spending for seniors with Alzheimer's disease is 19x higher than that of seniors with other conditions In 2013, The American Society of Caring for those with Alzheimer’s costs totaled an estimated $214 billion Seeking Help for Your Loved One: Seeking Help for Your Loved One There often times comes a point where families are unable to tend to an Alzheimer’s victim on their own. When this happens it is recommended to seek out elderly care. How Do Caregivers Help?: How Do Caregivers Help? Caregiving for an Alzheimer’s patient can be all encompassing. They may require assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) to a great extent. ADLS can include: Getting in and out of bed Dressing Getting to and from the toilet Bathing Managing incontinence Feeding Chores, such as cleaning Contact Us: Contact Us At Always Best Care, we help families find extraordinary service for elderly care. Whatever your care needs, we strive to exceed your expectations. Reach us at:   Always Best Care Senior Services 1406 Blue Oaks Boulevard Roseville, CA 95648   Offices throughout the country   Toll-free 1-(855)-470-CARE www.alwaysbestcare.com

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