‘Tis the season to be shopping and contributing to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at the same time. Christmas is coming real soon, so fill up those stockings and buying at the Foundation’s eStore would make Santa proud.

Alzheimer’s is a disease commonly found in people over age 65 and is a common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is mandatory and important to look for tell-tale signs that might indicate Alzheimer’s disease versus basic dementia. These symptoms can occur almost constantly and worse each day. Things to look out for:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Complications in completing everyday actions like wearing clothes.

Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal ageing.

Particularly affected areas may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving. Especially in the later stages of the condition, affected persons may be disoriented in time (not knowing what day of the week, day of the month, month, or even what year it is), in place (not knowing where they are), and in person (not knowing who they are).

Symptoms of dementia can be classified as either reversible or irreversible depending upon the etiology of the disease. Less than 10 percent of cases of dementia have been reversed. Dementia is a non-specific term encompassing many disease processes, just as fever is attributable to many etiologies.

Without careful assessment, delirium can easily be confused with dementia and a number of other psychiatric disorders because many of the signs and symptoms are also present in dementia (as well as other mental illnesses including depression and psychosis).

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease thus the importance of quality care for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The first step is knowing more about the disease itself.

So head over and get holiday gift for that someone and be proud doing it. 🙂 They offer items like jewelery ranging from bracelets, necklaces and the store is also offering dvd products. There is also a quilt store called Quilt to Remember. All proceeds benefits the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Every. Single. Penny.

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