Alzheimers and Dementia are greatly confused and misunderstood by people. I have often been asked by families: What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimers; What are the stages of Alzheimers; Is there a cure? While I am not a doctor, nor do I intend to give medical advice – I do work with individuals who are diagnosed with these conditions – and more importantly, my interaction with the family members has given me a perspective to share.
Alzheimers is the likely diagnosis that people receive – and there are a number of stages as to the illness and effects. In early stages it may appear to be just a mental lapse or forgotten details. It is difficult as a family member to see these changes take place and when compounded with a potential health risk for someone living independently – the reality of a move is sometimes daunting. My personal experiences as an Occupational Therapist Assistant now combined with being a professional REALTOR, Senior Real Estate Specialist, all helps to ensure my compassionate service to assist you and your loved ones in making the right real estate and potential living arrangements.
Read these articles for more information on the differences between Alzheimers and Dementia