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Dementia Q & A

Do you have concern about  memory of your loved ones? Have you noticed change in their memory? This is a very common disease affecting elderly and occasionally even younger individuals.

There are varieties of dementia but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia. By mid-century, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s dementia in the United States is projected to grow to 13.8 million.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death in Americans age ≥65 years.

Call us at 516-636-1203 or contact us online to schedule appointment to learn more about treatment options.

Dementia Q & A

What is  “age related forgetfulness”?

It is normal to occasionally forget recent events such as where the keys last placed or the name of the person you just met.

What is NOT age related memory change?

Memory loss and confusion that interfere with your daily life are NOT part of normal age related memory change.

How old do you have to be to develop dementia?

It is usually older people over the age of 65 who are affected by dementia. Unfortunately, however, people under 65 can also be affected.

What are signs of dementia ?

  • Difficulty with naming items or close family members
  • Forgetting how to use items
  • Repeating questions
  • Taking much longer to complete tasks
  • misplacing items frequently
  • Getting lost in familiar surroundings

What is Alzheimer’s disease ?

It is the most common type of dementia. This is mostly disease of elderly. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia. By mid-century, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s dementia in the United States is projected to grow to 13.8 million.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death in Americans age ≥65 years.

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