Assessments, interventions and caring for patients with Alzheimerâ??s and Dementia

In 2016, The World Alzheimer’s report estimated that 47 million around the globe had Dementia. By 2050, an American will be diagnosing with Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds. Caregivers provide 18 billion hours of unpaid assistance. In 2017, Every 66 seconds, an American will develop Alzheimer’s Disease. Leading cause of Dementias are Alzheimer’s Disease Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Disease, Alcohol-related Dementia, (Korstkoff’s syndrome),HIV/AIDSRelatedDementias,andFrontal-TemporalDementias(Pick’sDisease).EarlysignsofAlzheimer’sover60foundthosewhoconsistently slept for more than 9 hours each might twice as likely to develop neurological conditions. Arterial stiffness in Older Adults predicts future Dementia (Chen Cui U of Pittsburgh 2018). Stages of Dementias include Mild Cognitive impairment, Early Dementia, Moderate Dementia, and Severe Dementia.

Author(s): Virginia Lee

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